The Absurd 5G Conspiracy, a Sudoku Surge, and a Demand for Plastic Surgery

A roundup of Covid-19 stories we’re reading today

  • Since the early days of the pandemic, believers of the 5G coronavirus conspiracy theory have been burning down cellphone towers out of fear that they spread Covid-19. They don’t, of course — the disease is caused by the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. For a time, it seemed that the absurd arson cases were limited to the U.K., but as Ars Technica reports, Americans are now burning cellphone towers down too.

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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.