Fact Check: 'Former Vodafone Boss' Makes FALSE Claim In Taken-Down YouTube Video That Coronavirus Caused By 5G Tech

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  • by: Alexis Tereszcuk
Fact Check: 'Former Vodafone Boss' Makes FALSE Claim In Taken-Down YouTube Video That Coronavirus Caused By 5G Tech Distorted

Is COVID-19 caused by 5G technology that is killing people around the world? No, that's not true. A video that went viral of a man claiming to be the former "head of the largest business unit at Vodafone," says that coronavirus is not killing people - but rather, 5G technology put up by telecommunications companies.

There is no evidence the person speaking ever worked for the company. We have reached out to Vodafone for comment. And the video has been taken down by YouTube even as it is still running wild on Facebook. People around the world are dying from COVID-19, and not from 5G technology causing "cell poisoning."

The claim appeared as a post (archived here) on Facebook on March 31, 2020, under the title "FORMER VODAFONE BOSS BLOWS WHISTLE ON 5G:CORONAVIRUS." It opened:

What you're seeing is not coronavirus, per se. You're seeing cell poisoning manifesting with fluids,
chemicals - viruses that the body is trying to dispose of because it's harmful to its physical body.

All that's occurring around the world is a reaction to human bodies to the electrification of the universe through 5G satellites, 5G towers, 5G cells that are being populated in major cities around the word. This is what is causing this pandemic.

This is the largest global cover-up in history for the impact on human beings based on technological advancements.

What is happening is not the coronavirus. It is a virus that is being produced by cell poisoning and, therefore, the virus that we have is really a measure or indication of our cells excreting toxins.

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The video was posted on a Facebook page called "The Supreme-Elite Immortal Commando Army of Anonymous," which is filled with conspiracy theories.

A recording was released of an unidentified man with a British accent - supposedly the former head of a business unit at phone giant Vodafone - explaining why he believes people around the world are dying from cell poisoning caused by 5G networks, and not the novel coronavirus.

Conspiracies about coronavirus being related to supposed 5G poisoning have been going viral since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out late last year, beginning in Wuhan, China. Lead Stories has debunked a number of the false claims.

In the recording, which was promptly taken down from YouTube, the man claims:

I was the head of the largest business unit at Vodafone their headquarters in Newbury between 2013 through 2015. I was privy to a number of the new technologies that were coming down the pipe that was going to be implemented. Namingly, the Internet of Things and, secondly, the 5G technology. I knew a long time ago that 5G was dangerous, but I didn't understand the correlation with the coronavirus, which I now do. And I want to be able to explain that to you.

He describes how people are being poisoned around the world by technology and not a virus.

So, the 5G frequency is a very, very, very high frequency it is just below the classification of a weapon, and I'll tell you why. The frequency that they're using - which is 10 times faster than 4G - unfortunately, when it comes into connection with human bodies causes cell poisoning. Cell poisoning.

So, our bodies try to fight the radiation that is in the form of cell poisoning, and what happens is our bodies kick out the toxicity or the toxins with some proteins and some DNA/RNA from ourselves in the form of the chemical which is called the virus and it will head towards orifices to be excreted or expunged out of our bodies, our noses or a mouth.

There is not a global coverup of 5G technology killing people masked as COVID-19.

As the panic grows surrounding coronavirus, conspiracy theories are increasing that claim to show the "real" reason people are becoming so ill or dying.

Here is an explanation from The World Health Organization describing coronavirus:

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States describes coronavirus on their official website:

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

There are no published, medical studies showing a connection between 5G technology and an illness that causes people to "drop dead," as the man in the video claimed.

The CDC also explains how the coronavirus is spread:

COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person-to-person in respiratory droplets from someone who is infected. People who are infected often have symptoms of illness. Some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.

The Guardian published an article on March 12, 2020, titled "5G confirmed safe by radiation watchdog," with the subhed: "No scientific evidence that technology poses threat to human health, say experts."

The International Commission on Non‐Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), a scientific body based in Germany responsible for studying and informing the public regarding health risks of radio broadcasts, determined that millimeter-wave 5G was safe and was not a threat to people.

The United States has recorded at least 265,506 cases of the novel coronavirus and 6,786 deaths as of April 3, 2020.

There is a lot of misinformation online regarding 5G. Here are some fact checks that Lead Stories has done on the topic:

Lead Stories is working with the CoronaVirusFacts/DatosCoronaVirus Alliance, a coalition of more than 100 fact-checkers who are fighting misinformation related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about the alliance here.


  Alexis Tereszcuk

Alexis Tereszcuk is a writer and fact checker at Lead Stories and an award-winning journalist who spent over a decade breaking hard news and celebrity scoop with RadarOnline and Us Weekly.

As the Entertainment Editor, she investigated Hollywood stories and conducted interviews with A-list celebrities and reality stars.  

Alexis’ crime reporting earned her spots as a contributor on the Nancy Grace show, CNN, Fox News and Entertainment Tonight, among others.

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