It looks like some people are really taking this 5G coronavirus conspiracy theory seriously as a 70ft EE phone mast was torched in Birmingham the other night.
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As reported by Birmingham Live, firefighters were called to the EE structure ‘well alight’ on Spring Road in Tyseley at 8.18pm last night:
5G tower set on fire in Birmingham, Acocks Green pic.twitter.com/1GNe2xxJLF
— Official #1 Birmingham Page (@imjustbrum) April 2, 2020
More worrying still, here are some of the comments under the video:
— Linda Klase (@LindaKlase) April 3, 2020
We need to do this to them all!!
— Chris Tavakkoli (@Om_02110) April 2, 2020
Is there a map that shows where local 5G towers are?
— Frankie (@Frankieliuode) April 3, 2020
Thank you to whoever did this.
— treasures treasures (@w3rmo) April 3, 2020
Fortunately, there are still some people out there with brains:
99% of EM radiation we receive comes from our devices (mobile phones, routers etc). In other words… the radiation we get from our smartphone is 1000s of times higher than the radiation we get from the towers.
“the radiation power goes down almost with 4th power of distance”
— 🇬🇷 Greek Officer (@GreekOfficer) April 3, 2020
The instrument you’re using is measuring all electromagnetic radiation.
This is picking up all the waves of the electromagnetic spectrum carrying ‘radiant’ energy.
It includes radio waves, microwaves, infrared and light
A little knowledge…..
— Scotty (@ScottJo59051547) April 3, 2020
What about Iran?…. has over 3,000 deaths so far but yet NO 5G rolled out in the country 🤷♂️🤔
— costahammer (@costahammer) April 3, 2020
Somehow I don’t think this will be the only incident of its kind as the 5G conspiracy theory spreads around Whatsapp and social media, with few actually looking into why the theory makes little sense. As a couple of those Tweets point out, people are dropping dead of coronavirus everywhere, even in countries without 5G, and you get more radiation off items in your own home every day than you would from any 5G tower.
Like I say though, feels like this lot in Brum may have started a trend. Let’s wait and see how it plays out.
To watch the most annoying woman in the world berate a crew of workers in East London for laying 5G cables, click HERE.