The television presenter Eamonn Holmes made comments about the reporting 5G radiation and COVID-19.
Prof Brendan Wren, Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, said:
“I welcome enquiring minds, but this needs to be based on some fact and not peddled as a conspiracy as this causes untold damage.”
Dr Michael Head, Senior Research Fellow in Global Health, University of Southampton, said:
“The world of infectious disease experts, covering a wide range of disciplines, backgrounds, countries and employers, are united in that we know how transmission of a virus works.
“Holmes is not known for his scientific expertise and appears to have very little in the way of relevant qualifications, experience or any kind of written track record in peer-reviewed journal.
“It’s fair to say Eamonn Holmes is to the advancement of science what I am to banal and unsatisfying morning television. To clarify again here, there are no links between 5G technology and transmission of the novel coronavirus.”
Prof Adam Finn, Professor of Paediatrics, University of Bristol, said:
“When Mr. Holmes invokes the “state narrative” I imagine he is wishing to appear to support the broad principle of independent scrutiny of government policy. That is the job of the opposition and also of scientific experts who are able to evaluate and interpret available evidence. The problem with his statement is that it relates to a yarn for which not a shred of evidence exists. It’s no different than him asserting that it’d be wrong to dismiss the possible value of powdered unicorn horn to ward off COVID19 “because it suits the state narrative”.”
Dr Simon Clarke, Associate Professor in Cellular Microbiology at the University of Reading, said:
“The idea that COVID19 is caused by 5G mobile phone signals is complete rubbish. The opinions of the mainstream media or the state hardly come into the debate; numerous doctors and scientists around the world have said that the disease is caused by a virus, something completely different to a mobile phone signal. 5G radio signals are electromagnetic waves, very similar to those already used by mobile phones.
“Electromagnetic waves are one thing, viruses are another, and you can’t get a virus off a phone mast. Similarly, sensible studies have failed to corroborate the claim that the signals emitted by 5G masts are able to suppress our immune systems.”
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