Fact check: 5G technology is not linked to coronavirus

Conspiracy theories that the novel coronavirus is caused by new telecommunications technology have gained traction over the past few weeks, despite a consensus among experts that such claims are wrong.

“The frequencies of 5G waves are so much lower in power and still four orders of magnitude, or 10,000 times less, than ionizing waves, which are known to possibly be carcinogenic in large doses,” Ted Rappaport, an electrical engineer, and professor at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering and School of Medicine told USA TODAY.

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