Is There an Association Between COVID-19 cases/deaths and Densified 4G/5G in the US?

Adapted from a post by Magda Havas April 22, 2020. | Original post here.

People are questioning whether there is a relationship between the rollout of densified 4G/5G so-called "small" Wireless Telecommunications Facilities (sWTFs) and the number and severity of COVID-19 cases in various countries. Claims have been made that the highest number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 are in those places that deployed densified 4G/5G during the past rtwo years. I decided to look into the matter but found it difficult to get accurate and consistent data about densified 4G/5G installations globally, so I decided to narrow my range to the United States.

I eventually found which U.S. cities had some 5G coverage as of April 21, 2020 and compared those locations to COVID-19 statistics for April 22, 2020.

In the U.S. there were four major telecom providers (Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T) until Sprint and T-Mobile merged. They use different frequencies and currently coverage is patchy at best.

5G consists of three main categories of frequency bands that the Wireless industry has labeled as follows, to attempt to minimize the planned onslaught of pulsed, data-modulated, Radio-frequency Electromagnetic Microwave Radiation (RF-EMR) frequencies they are unleashing on the unsuspecting public

  • Low-band: Sub 1 GHz (i.e. below 1 GHz);
  • Mid-band: Sub 6 GHz (1 GHz and 6 GHz)
  • High-band: (6 GHz to 300 GHz) — millimeter waves are those above 30 GHz

The more accurate state of affairs, as described here breaks down, as follows:

The Panoply of USA RF Electromagnetic Microwave Radiation (RF-EMR) Frequencies/Wavelengths in a 4G/5G World

Source: US Senate Bill 19: the Mobile Now Act

With densified 4G/5G wireless, the panoply of harmful micro-wavelengths and modulation patterns to be deployed in nearly all public and private spaces — 24/ 7/365, forever — is harmful to all living organisms and therefore staggeringly dumb, since nearly all of our broadband needs are better met with FTTP: safe, secure, fast Fiber Optics to the Premises.

  • 5G: 600 MHz = waves 20 inches long
  • 4G: 700 MHz = waves 17 inches long
  • 3G/4G: 800 MHz = waves 15 inches long
  • 3G/4G: 900 MHz = waves 13 inches long
  • 3G/4G: 1800 MHz = waves 7 inches long
  • 3G/4G: 2100 MHz = waves 6 inches long
  • Wi-Fi: 2450 MHz = waves 5 inches long (unlicensed)
  • 5G: 3100 MHz to 3550 MHz = waves 3.8 to 3.3 inches long
  • 5G: 3550 MHz to 3700 MHz = waves 3.3 to 3.2 inches long
  • 5G: 3700 MHz to 4200 MHz = waves 3.2 to 2.8 inches long
  • 5G: 4200 to 4900 MHz = waves 2.8 to 2.4 inches long
  • Wi-Fi: 5800 MHz = waves 2.0 inches long (unlicensed)
  • 5G: 24,250 to 24,450 MHz = waves 0.5 inch long
  • 5G: 25,050 to 25,250 MHz = waves 0.5 inch long
  • 5G: 25,250 to 27,500 MHz = waves 0.4 inch long
  • 5G: 27,500 to 29,500 MHz = waves 0.4 inch long
  • 5G: 31,800 to 33,400 MHz = waves 0.4 inch long
  • 5G: 37,000 to 40,000 MHz = waves 0.3 inch long
  • 5G: 42,000 to 42,500 MHz = waves 0.3 inch long
  • 5G: 57,000 to 64,500 MHz = waves 0.3 inch long (unlicensed)
  • 5G: 64,000 to 71,000 MHz = waves 0.2 inch long
  • 5G: 71,000 to 76,000 MHz = waves 0.2 inch long
  • 5G: 81,000 to 86,000 MHz = waves 0.1 inch long

NOTE: 5G and 5 GHz are not the same. 5 GHz refers to a specific frequency (5 billion cycles per second) and 5G refers to a specific technology that relies on multiple frequencies (from 600 MHz to 86,000 MHz in the IJS).

Currently there are 58 cities in 32 states that have some form of 5G. Some states have only 1 provider while others have as many as four (if we consider Sprint and T-Mobile separately, for the time being). The number of cities with 5G within each state also varies with California having the most cities (nine) with 5G.

I compared the average number of cases, deaths, and tests for COVID-19 per million population in states with and without 5G and this is what I found (Table 1). Note: The data are standardized for population, which enables us to compare states with smaller and larger populations.


The average (mean) number of COVID-19 tests per 1 million people is similar for the have (with 5G) and have not (without 5G) states. COVID 19 cases per million are 95% higher and COVID-19 deaths per million are 126% higher in states with 5G. Whether these results are due to some factor other than 5G and whether this association will persist as time goes on remains to be seen.

Here is another way of looking at the data. Note the log scale.


These data are changing daily and ideally they should be reassessed once we are past the peak of cases and deaths and once corrections are made for actual COVID-19 deaths as opposed to other causes like the flu and co-morbidity.

So how could exposure to 5G frequencies in the sub 6 GHz frequency band affect the number of cases and the number of deaths attributed to a virus?

  • The current RF-EMR exposure guidelines in the U.S. do not protect public health. They are based on a heating effect for short-term exposure. If you live within 400 meters of a Wireless Telecommunications Facilities (WTFs), you have a greater risk of developing cancer and a greater risk of neurohormonal dysregulation and this is based on similar frequencies currently emitted by 4G/5G antennas.

  • Numerous scientific studies document impaired immune function, which could make individuals more susceptible to viral and bacterial infections. COVID-19 had a great impact on the elderly as they often have suboptimal immune function. Sage and Kerst (March 27, 2020) provide a list of more than 20 studies documenting a “disrupted immune function from exposure to low-intensity non-ionizing radiation (radiofrequency radiation).” This disruption occurs at levels well below the FCC guidelines.

  • Scientists have been signing petitions and appeals to place a moratorium on the deployment of 5G and to establish safer RFR guidelines that truly protect public health. But governments are not listening. People in positions of power think they can ignore the science and the scientists and eventually we will just go away.

Unfortunately it doesn’t work like that. You can’t break a natural law … you just end up paying the price for your actions.

In this case, what this means is increased chronic illness among young and old alike and a greater susceptibility to biological vectors from bacteria, to viruses, to moulds and parasites. The body has a harder time healing when it is constantly bombarded by radio frequency radiation (RFR).

Also, with densified 4G/5G infrastructure, 800,000 or more so-callled “small cell” antennas will be placed on lamp poles, traffic lights and power lines near people’s homes and hence they are likely to be exposed to even more radiation. This is one reason why scientists are sounding the alarm.