Eamonn Holmes sparks outrage as he fuels 5G coronavirus conspiracy

Eamonn Holmes has sparked outrage on This Morning after appearing to fuel the 5G coronavirus conspiracy.

Despite FullFact stating there is ‘no evidence that 5G WiFi networks are linked to the new coronavirus,’ members of the public are still speculating that the new technology could be linked to the pandemic.

And now the 60-year-old has opened up about the speculation when talking on the breakfast show.

He 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.’

The presenter added: ‘That’s what I’d say as someone with an enquiring mind.’

After watching the short segment, fans were quick to take to Twitter where they hit out at Eamonn’s views.

‘Eamonn, the 5G thing isn’t true because it isn’t true. Only complete idiots believe that,’ one wrote while 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.’

Someone else gave a rundown of events, adding: ‘If you didn’t see #ThisMorning today, Eamonn Holmes suggested he believes that 5G may be to blame for Coronavirus & doesn’t think you should listen to the “mainstream media” and “state narrative”.

‘NOBODY ACKNOWLEDGED WHAT JUST HAPPENED then Alison Hammond baked some banana bread.’

The International Commission on Non‐Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) is a Germany-based scientific body assessing health risks of radio broadcasts.

It has called for new guidelines on 5G but says that the even the most high-frequency 5G waves are far below the threshold for anything that would cause us harm.

Dr Eric van Rongen, the ICNIRP chair, said: ‘We know parts of the community are concerned about the safety of 5G and we hope the updated guidelines will help put people at ease.

‘The guidelines have been developed after a thorough review of all relevant scientific literature, scientific workshops and an extensive public consultation process. They provide protection against all scientifically substantiated adverse health effects due to [electromagnetic field] exposure in the 100 kHz to 300 GHz range.’

This Morning airs t 10am on ITV while Metro.co.uk has reached out to ITV for further comment.

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