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Scientist Blasts Celebrity Coronavirus "Conspiracy Theorists"

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05:28 4 Apr 2020


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Scientists have criticised celebrities who are sharing conspiracy theories linking 5G technology with the coronavirus.

True Detective star Woody Harrelson and former Dancing On Ice judge Jason Gardiner are among stars who've posted articles online.

Dr Michael Head, a senior research fellow in global health at the University of Southampton, described the conspiracy theorists as "a public health danger who once read a Facebook page".

 "Here, we also see similar groups of people keen to show their ignorance on a topic where they have no helpful expertise, nor any inclination to post useful public health messages.
"The celebrities fanning the flames of these conspiracy theorists should be ashamed," Dr Head added.

Researchers say there's no connection -- and have called the people making the claim a "public health danger".

There have been two separate attacks on mobile phone masts in the UK in recent days.

 


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