There have been suggestions that 5G WiFi networks are linked to the spread of coronavirus.
However, scientists have insisted the idea of a connection between coronavirus and 5G is “complete rubbish”.
On Monday’s This Morning, Eamonn shared his thoughts on the conspiracy theory.
What did he say?
Eamonn said: “What I don’t accept is mainstream media immediately slapping that down as not true when they don’t know it’s not true.
“No one should attack or damage anything but it’s easy to say it’s not true because it suits the state narrative.
“That’s what I’d say as someone with an enquiring mind.”
Viewers weren’t impressed with Eamonn’s comments.
One person wrote on Twitter: “Eamonn Holmes suggested he believes that 5G may be to blame for Coronavirus.
“It is a ridiculous and irresponsible statement to make I suspect he does not really believe this but said so for ratings.”
#ThisMorning today, Eamonn Holmes suggested he believes that 5G may be to blame for Coronavirus
It is a ridiculous and irresponsible statement to make
I suspect he does not really believe this but said so for ratings
— THE BLACK SALTIRE#FBSI (@80_mcswan) April 13, 2020
Another said: “Well done Eamonn. You just added more fuel to this 5G conspiracy theory by legitimising what is utter nonsense.
“You need to research properly before pronouncing.”
A third added: “Eamonn Holmes just said 5G may be linked to #Coronavirus on #thismorning. Wow.”
#thismorning well done Eamonn. You just added more fuel to this 5G conspiracy theory by legitimising what is utter nonsense. You need to research properly before pronouncing
— Andy Green (@EI3HG) April 13, 2020
— john conner (@johnconner05) April 13, 2020
Eamonn Holmes talking about the 5G conspiracy theory. I just can’t. pic.twitter.com/vdwlQe0M1L
— Richard (@gamray) April 13, 2020
However, Eamonn has hit back on Twitter and insisted he didn’t “spread” the rumour.
He replied to one person: “I didn’t spread it…. I reserve the right to listen and question.”
I didn't spread it…. I reserve the right to listen and question.
— Eamonn Holmes (@EamonnHolmes) April 13, 2020
5G conspiracy theories
NHS England Medical Director Stephen Powis previously said the conspiracy theories are “the worst kind of fake news”.
The conspiracy theories seem to stem from maps showing the correlation between 5G and the number of coronavirus cases.
I didn’t spread it…. I reserve the right to listen and question.
One theory claims 5G can suppress the immune system.
Another suggests the virus can somehow be transmitted through the use of 5G.
However, Dr Simon Clarke insisted the suggestions are “complete rubbish”.
He told the BBC: “The idea that 5G lowers your immune system doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.
“Your immune system can be dipped by all sorts of thing – by being tired one day, or not having a good diet.
“Those fluctuations aren’t huge but can make you more susceptible to catching viruses.”
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