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Is Covid-19 spread through 5G mobile networks and radio waves?

5G, or fifth generation, is the latest wireless mobile phone technology, first widely deployed in 2019. 5G is expected to increase performance and a wide range of new applications, including strengthening e-Health (telemedicine, remote surveillance, telesurgery).

Claims that 5G somehow causes or spreads Covid-19 have been widely debunked by fact-checkers and many credible sources such as the World Health Organization. The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, for example, says these claims are not backed by science, “not even extremely weak evidence”. The commission is the body behind international guidelines on exposure to radiation.

According to WHO, to date, and after much research performed, no adverse health effect has been causally linked with exposure to wireless technologies. Scientists have said the idea of a connection between Covid-19 and 5G is "complete rubbish" and biologically impossible.

More: FACTSHEET: Five questions about 5G technology answered, No, disease outbreaks – including coronavirus – not caused by 3G, 4G or 5G, Plenty of evidence Covid-19 exists, no evidence pandemic caused by 5G

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