5G and Coronavirus – level 2

22-04-2020 15:00

Conspiracy theories that link COVID-19 and 5G technology are spreading around the world. One theory says that 5G waves affect people´s immune systems.

The other theory says that the coronavirus is not happening and that local governments and media want people to stay at home. The reason is so companies can build 5G towers.

Health officials said that these theories are not true. 5G installation and the coronavirus outbreak are happening at the same time and that makes people believe that they are connected.

Social media help spread false information about the coronavirus. People often want to post interesting information, and they do not check if what they post is true. People must think more carefully.

Difficult words: conspiracy theory (when people believe that what happens is a plan of powerful people), immune system (how strong a body is to fight with a disease), outbreak (a sudden start to something).

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