هفته 08  اگست 2020ء
هفته 08  اگست 2020ء

Conspiracy Theories Between 5G Technology and COVID-19 Muhammad Imtiaz Khan Master of Electrical Engineering Canada

    Misunderstanding of 5G technology has given rise to conspiracy theories on social media claiming it harms human health. I am trying to remove misrepresentation and harmful context about 5G linked to Coronavirus.  However, there are flu outbreaks every year. Each year we get new types of flu that go around the world. Viruses mutate and move around. But in the last hundred years, there have been four life-threatening pandemics. As new technology develops the pundits believed, that the cause of all pandemics is technology from 1918 to 2020. The first pandemic was in 1918 that was called the Spanish flu pandemic in which millions of people died. First-time radio waves were implemented globally at that time. There were conspiracy theories that deaths happened due to new radio wave technology. There was another pandemic in World War II with the implementation of Radar and Satellite. The third pandemic was in 1968, it was called Hong Kong Flu at that time 100,000 satellite was launched they transmitted billions of radio frequency signals. Anti-technology activists of that time said that all this happened due to new technology in which multimillion people died. The recent pandemic appeared late December 2019, as the Coronavirus rippled through Wuhan China. It provided a new platform for anti-5G trolls. There is a lot of speculation on social media between 5G and the COVID-19.   5G is a superfast technology that has been rolling out across the globe. Most of the countries have 5G Networks. However, the country leads in 5G will lead the world over the coming decades. On April 3rd,2019, South Korea became the first country to adopt 5G. The frequencies of 5G are above 24 GHz----72 GHz. Furthermore, the frequency spectrum of 5G is divided into millimeter-wave, mid-band, and low band. The low band uses the same frequency range as the predecessor 4G. 5G millimeter wave is the fastest with the actual speed of 1-2 Gbits/s downloads. In 5G, air latency in equipment shipping is 8-12 millisecond. 5G support millions of devices per square kilometer. 5G Technology has outsize political importance because it may provide countries with a competitive edge, with faster wireless speed enabling more rapid development of the driverless cars and other innovations. In 5G, there are millimeter waves so it cannot travel a long distance, which requires towers to be placed close together. That has reignited worries that the radio waves could provide harmful radiation that causes brain cancer, reduced fertility, headaches, and recent COVID-19. Moreover, the 5G is launched recently and it is too soon to predict the outcomes of 5G technology on human health. One can state that 5G is not responsible for COVID-19. Many opponents of 5G have concerns over 5G usage of the higher energy millimeter-waves radiation. There are two types of radiation, one is ionizing radiation, and the other is non -ionizing radiation. All light is radiation because it is simply energy moving through space. Moreover, ionizing radiations are dangerous because they can break chemical bonds. Ionizing radiation has short wavelengths like ultraviolet light that has enough energy to knock electrons from their atoms, damaging skin cells and Deoxyribonucleic acid. On the other hand, non-ionizing radiation has longer wavelengths, not enough energy to damage cells directly. However, the hazards of non-ionizing radiation are because to exposure to high heat. Therefore, at high-level exposure radiofrequency can produce burns or thermal damages. This can be possible if one approaches high powered radio frequency transmitter or sometimes when the medical procedure has gone awry. A coronavirus is a type of virus that is contagious it does not travel through radio waves. Novel Coronavirus belongs to the Coronaviridae family, which looks like spiked rings when it viewed under an electron microscope. The COVID-19 is named after the spikes which form a halo or” crown” (corona is a Latin world crown) around their viral envelope. The virus initially known as 2019-nCOV and was registered to the World Health Organization in January 2020. 5G could have political opposition due to fear of potential espionage of users of Chinese equipment vendors. It could have an environmental impact due to the installation of the 5G transmitters in a historically and sensitive area. Security concern due to immature and insufficiently tested, cyberattacks are possible. But there is no connection between 5G Technology and Coronavirus. Best regards,

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