5G, COVID-19, and globalisation
Sir: Conspiracy theorists are not to blame for the flags linking 5G to COVID-19. Life abhors a vacuum and conspiracy theorists are providing an alternate narrative to the current global hysteria. In 2013, the mainstream media lost her virginity by promoting fake news: Iraq’s supposed weapons of mass destruction. A caption on the Cable News Network (CNN) was spot-on. “Media’s failure on Iraq still sting”. Elite-centric governments are complicit. They failed to leverage goodwill, good times and globalisation to build resilient infrastructure, sovereign wealth and their people. Citizens of oligarchies are thus distrustful and susceptible to viral conjectures such as 5G radio frequency radiation (RFR) leading to COVID-19.
5G is the latest addition to the technology ecosystem. In the United States (U.S.), Accenture says 5G will add three million jobs and $500 billion to the economy. There is a new cash cow in town, not without a debate. Is 5G radio frequency radiation harmful to human health? The launch of 5G began in 2019 and extant data is statistically insignificant to make valid conclusions. A rational stride is to peruse the older generations of wireless communications technology. The National Toxicity Program (NTP), an arm of a U.S. health agency conducted a study into radiation from cell phones. Findings show that “high exposure to 3G radio frequency radiation led to some cases of cancerous heart tumors, brain tumors, and tumors in the adrenal glands of male rats”.
The Washington Post reports that this male pattern is consistent with COVID-19. In Italy, men make up 60 percent of those infected with COVID-19 but 70 percent of mortality. As of April 7, 1,310 women had died of COVID-19 as against 2,230 men in New York. COVID-19 is said to have emerged from Wuhan, China. Wuhan happens to have 5G coverage. A few other countries such as Lesotho have unveiled 5G and are coronavirus free. The timelines of 5G rollout and COVID-19 advent in China are suspect. Coincidence maybe. Conspiracy theorists are adamant that COVID-19 is an upshot of exposure to 5G radio frequency radiation. The news media differs; COVID-19 is zoonotic and the Chinese eat exotic animals like bats and snakes.
On the economic and technological front, the United States and China are fighting for global dominance. Huawei, the world’s largest supplier of 5G network equipment has become the first casualty. President Donald Trump signed an executive order that set to blacklist Huawei. In escalation, Trump tweeted the Chinese virus in place of COVID-19. Zhao Lijian, the spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry retaliated with a tweet. “It might be US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan”. It is premature to predict the winner of the COVID-19 chronicles. COVID-19 is borderless and 5G is wireless. The alignment of 5G and COVID-19 is proof that the world has achieved equilibrium in globalisation.
In the 1940s, the cold war was on military terms. The Chinese and American cold war is commercial. 5G is the perfect race to demonstrate global influence. Conspiracy theorists believe exposure to 5G radio frequency radiation is a killer and the root cause of COVID-19. The fourth estate has been consistent. COVID-19 emanated from the animal market in Wuhan, China. 5G is still in its infancy and data-poor. A rational stride was to peruse data-rich, 2G and 3G. Results show that exposure to 3G radio frequency radiation made some male rats develop tumors. Critics claim the rats were exposed to 18 hours of 3G radio frequency radiation per day so extreme and the tumors could be due to chance. Men have also recorded the highest fatalities with COVID-19. Data will tell.