One of the more surprising recent conspiracy theories to make the rounds of the Internet and social media is that the COVID-19 pandemic is actually a hoax perpetrated by corporations to cover up the devastating health effects of fifth-generation (5G) wireless technologies.

Executive Summary

Praedicat's Adam Grossman and Sheryll Mangahas debunk the conspiracy theories surrounding 5G wireless technologies and examine the evidence for whether radiofrequency transmissions and electromagnetic fields are responsible for bodily injury.

This is obviously nonsensical, since the SARS-CoV-2 virus has been identified, isolated, sequenced and more.

In addition, 5G is clearly incapable of producing the health effects this conspiracy theory attributes to it. The only coincidental relationship is that the rise of 5G has been exponential in China and some other countries where the SARS-CoV-2 virus established itself early. And in other ways, it’s the latest in a long line of conspiracy theories related to the health effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF).

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