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Anti-5G terrorists cut communications links to coronavirus emergency hospital

by on15 April 2020

That will show them

Terminally stupid terrorists decided that the best way to stop people from dying from the coronavirus was to set fire to a tower serving an emergency hospital to treat people.

A mobile phone mast serving the emergency NHS Nightingale hospital in Birmingham is one of the latest targeted by arsonists and cut all the comms meaning that isolated patents who might night see the morning were denied talking to their relatives.

Nick Jeffery, the chief executive of Vodafone UK, revealed that a mast providing connectivity to the hospital was attacked over the weekend – bringing the total to more than 40 nationwide.

“It’s heart-rending enough that families cannot be there at the bedside of loved ones who are critically ill”, said Jeffery, in a post on LinkedIn. “It’s even more upsetting that even the small solace of a phone or video call may now be denied them because of the selfish actions of a few deluded conspiracy theorists.”

In most cases, mobile networks say, the sites attacked do not have 5G technology installed, because despite telling people on Facebook that they have “done all their research” they can’t tell a 5G tower from a 4G tpwer.

The terrorists are not too keen on protecting human life either. West Yorkshire police are investigating a fire which took place in the early hours of Tuesday involving a phone mast attached to a residential building in Huddersfield.

In another incident in Dagenham, east London, two 19 year old men and an 18 year old man were arrested on suspicion of arson after police were called in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The two incidents involved 10 fire engines.

Jeffery, who said that 20 of Vodafone’s masts have now been subject to attacks, added: “Burning down masts means damaging important national infrastructure. In practice, this means families not being able to say a final goodbye to their loved ones; hard-working doctors, nurses, and police officers not being able to phone their kids, partners or parents for a comforting chat.”

Philip Jansen, the chief executive of BT, which owns the mobile operator EE, said that 39 of the company’s engineers had been physically or verbally assaulted by members of the public who wrongly believed 5G triggered coronavirus. Some staff have received death threats, he said.

False theories linking 5G to coronavirus have proliferated rapidly, helped by WhatsApp and Facebook groups, putting the government and mobile companies on the back foot.

The situation hasn’t been helped by some high-profile figures fuelling the spread of misinformation to the mainstream, such as the Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden, who tweeted a link to a petition about the theory.

Eamonn Holmes on ITV’s This Morning received hundreds of complaints that he suggested people should not rush to dismiss a potential link between the pandemic and new technology.

Like BT’s Jansen, Jeffery appealed for the attacks to stop. “Arsonists, please think about what you are doing and stop”, he said. “Imagine if it were your mum or dad, your gran or grandad in hospital. Imagine not being able to see or hear them one last time. All because you’ve swallowed a dangerous lie. There is absolutely no link between 5G and coronavirus. There is no science-based evidence 5G is harmful to human health.”

Last modified on 15 April 2020
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