Asked about the theory by a reporter at today’s daily press conference, Minister Michael Gove, a Cabinet officer, said: “It is also nonsense, dangerous nonsense too. “
NHS England National Medical Director Stephen Powis agreed and also reiterated that the “theory” was completely false, saying he was “disgusted”.
“The history of 5G is complete and complete, it’s nonsense, it’s the worst kind of fake news,” said Powis.
“The reality is that mobile phone networks are absolutely essential for all of us, especially at a time when we are asking people to stay at home.
“It is also the telephone networks that are used by our emergency services and our health workers and I am absolutely indignant, absolutely disgusted that people are taking action against the very infrastructure that we need to respond to this health emergency .
“It is absolute and absolute waste and I cannot condemn it in stronger terms than that. “
Celebrities who “fan the flames” of conspiracy theories linking 5G technology to the coronavirus should be ashamed, said a scientist.
Videos allegedly showing masts on fire were posted on social media after theories about the link between mobile technology and Covid-19 were posted online.
Dr. Michael Head, a senior global health researcher at the University of Southampton, said: “Conspiracy theorists are a public health danger who has already read a Facebook page.
“Here we also see similar groups of people wanting to show their ignorance on a subject where they have no useful expertise, and no desire to post useful public health messages.
“The celebrities fanning the flames of these conspiracy theorists should be ashamed of themselves. “
Mobile UK, the trade agency representing the network providers, said that key workers had been ill-treated and that the infrastructure had been threatened as a result of the complaints.
West Midlands Fire Department said Thursday that eight firefighters had witnessed an incident involving a 70-foot tower at a telecommunications site in Birmingham’s Sparkhill area, although the cause of the fire was not not been determined.
Firefighters were set on fire at a telephone mast in Aintree, Merseyside on Friday evening, but a spokeswoman for the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said there were “no signs of foul play.” So that an investigation into his cause has not been launched.
The mast had been presented in a video shared on social networks the previous weekend by someone who claimed to measure the radiation of it.
Professor Adam Finn, professor of pediatrics at the University of Bristol, said: “The internet connections that these networks provide to us are one of the most important tools we use to coordinate our response to the epidemic and efforts of research to overcome it. . ”
Professor Brendan Wren, professor of microbial pathogenesis, at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, said that a connection between telephone poles and the virus would be “both physical and biological impossibility”.