Dismantling the 5G Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory

YouTube and cellular service providers are trying to stop its spread

A distressingly popular conspiracy theory about Covid-19 suggests that it is caused by exposure to 5G internet. This is, of course, completely false: Covid-19 is known to be caused by the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which originated in an animal host and spread to humans.

The theory, however, is becoming widespread, in part because it has been shared on social media by celebrities like the actor Woody…

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Yasmin Tayag

Yasmin Tayag

Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.