1) The governments and the telecoms had plans to push 5G but the pandemic has given them justifications for doing it NOW — to help provide internet access for home schooling, for medical help via the internet, etc. Now they are presenting 5G as an essential service, not just a way to get faster internet for games and movies.
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Naomi Klein: How big tech plans to profit from the pandemic
“”If we are to build a future economy and education system based on tele-everything, we need a fully connected population and ultrafast infrastructure. The government must make a massive investment – perhaps as part of a stimulus package – to convert the nation’s digital infrastructure to cloud-based platforms and link them with a 5G network.”…
Now, in the midst of the carnage of this ongoing pandemic, and the fear and uncertainty about the future it has brought, these companies clearly see their moment to sweep out all that democratic engagement. To have the same kind of power as their Chinese competitors, who have the luxury of functioning without being hampered by intrusions of either labour or civil rights….
Public schools, universities, hospitals and transit are facing existential questions about their futures. If tech companies win their ferocious lobbying campaign for remote learning, telehealth, 5G and driverless vehicles – their Screen New Deal – there simply won’t be any money left over for urgent public priorities, never mind the Green New Deal that our planet urgently needs. On the contrary: the price tag for all the shiny gadgets will be mass teacher layoffs and hospital closures.”
2) How can the government of Canada be allowed to put incorrect, deceptive information on their websites? And for politicians and bureaucrats to put this false information in letters written by people looking for honest, helpful answers? How can we force them to change this practice? This is just an example and the provincial health officials like Dr. Bonnie Henry and the BCCDC, and the Cancer Society, repeat these false statements. People who are looking for answers to protect their families or themselves are sent this information which will lead them to mis-use wireless devices, such as allowing a small child to be exposed to a wireless device 24/7/365.
“Health Canada’s guidelines on safe human exposure to RF energy, also referred to as Safety Code 6, present recommended exposure limits. These limits are set well below the levels of all known potential adverse health effects and provide protection for all age groups, including children, on a continuous basis (24 hours a day, seven days a week). This means that if anyone, including a small child, was exposed to RF energy from multiple sources within the Safety Code 6 limits for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, there would be no adverse health effects.”
3) Over the last month or so, there have been several media articles, interviews, etc. that have tried to mock our concerns or to tie legitimate science to the conspiracy theorists who are blaming 5G for the pandemic. And when we complain, or point out the errors in their reports, seldom is a response provided. Below is such a complaint which, to date, has received no response.
From: “Sheila Pratt” (name given with permission)
To: “The Current” <email@example.com>
Sent: May 16, 2020
To The Current,
When AnnaMarie Tremonti left The Current, I couldn’t imagine anyone replacing her. Being from BC and not having been exposed to Matt Galloway, I had no idea that he’d fill her large shoes (sorry AMT – just figuratively) so capably.
I was very disappointed, however, when he off-handedly and very inaccurately referenced the link between Covid-19 and 5G. The letter below will fully explain my disappointment.
I don’t know if any of you at The Current are old enough to remember how the tobacco industry and their scientists poo-poohed the independent scientists who questioned the safety of cigarettes, but I do and I see the same thing happening today with the wireless industry.
We have a very powerful industry, whose product provides great convenience (without the unpleasant smell of tobacco smoke), however, it refuses to address the concerns of a growing number of quite legitimate independent scientists. As happened with the tobacco industry, many politicians – the vast majority of whom, of course, are not scientists, and certainly not scientists specializing in this branch of science – have been blinded by the product the industry offers. As well, the agencies intended to oversee their products are populated by those who worked in the industry and likely would not be open to criticisms of their work.
Perhaps it’s time that respected news sources, like the CBC, look at this issue in its entirety, including the work of independent scientists (and the work from the US military from decades ago!). And certainly, the CBC should not be repeating inaccurately the objections of those of us who would like safety to be proved. I have never heard anyone who looks seriously at the problems of 5G claim that it causes Covid-19. What I have heard, and what I have not, sadly, heard from the CBC is that 5G weakens one’s immune system, among other problems. Our Covid-19 experts are constantly saying that people with weakened immune systems should take extra care. That is NOT saying 5G causes Covid-19.
I hope that the CBC will begin to report more accurately the news, even looking to independent scientists and beyond industry scientists, to educate the public you are serving.
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
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