Telstra and UK telcos ignore warnings from health professionals, keep rolling out 5G
by Robert J Lee
Drivers die after driving Smart Ambulances
In Cornwall, England a protest group, Villagers Against Masts, launched local and national campaigns to call for greater scrutiny of mobile phone technology and coverage, citing serious concerns over health risks, especially mental health.
VAM has alleged 5G-Enabled Smart Ambulance tests have contributed to multiple deaths of UK ambulance workers.
In September 2019, O2, a leading telecommunications services provider in the United Kingdom, announced it will be providing connectivity for a new “Smart Ambulance” at Millbrook Proving Ground, a vehicle testing facility in Bedford. The purpose of the trial is to enable O2 to develop and test the system “before it is deployed on the public network, replicating real world 5G capabilities.” According to the press release on O2’s website:
“The project will involve equipping a standard ambulance with state-of-the-art devices and connectivity to create a ‘Smart Ambulance’ that will simulate 5G connectivity, transforming the vehicle into a unique remote consultation room.”
In a concerning series of events, news reports out of England have revealed that three employees at the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) died suddenly last month. An article in the Welwyn Hatfield Times reports that the EEAST employees included: Christopher Gill, 41, who died at Welwyn Garden City’s Birch Court in Howlands on November 15; and another paramedic from Luton, Richard Grimes, and 999 operator Luke Wright, 24, from Norwich also died between November 11 and 21.
When contacted about the incident and cause of death for the EEAST employees, a media relations representative from EEAST said:
“There is an ongoing investigation and out of respect for the families of our colleagues we will not be releasing any further information…. We do not have 5G enabled smart ambulances and we are not trialing or using 5G technology.”
However, a September 2019 Mobile Marketing article about the O2 smart ambulance testing states,
“O2 is currently providing the devices and connectivity for a similar trial involving six ambulances at the East of England Ambulance Trust, led by Visionable, and funded by the UK’s innovation agency Innovate UK.”
Also in September 2019, the Telegraph reported,
“O2, the mobile phone giant, is set to begin testing ‘smart ambulances’ equipped with next generation 5G technology later this month in a deal with Samsung and the NHS. Britain’s biggest mobile network operator by number of users will pilot the technology on six ambulances from the East of England Ambulance Trust to create new services for emergency vehicles such as real-time video technology and high-quality scanners.”
The Mirror reports that “Shortly before their deaths a whistleblower wrote to the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust’s boss complaining about psychological abuse. Former health minister and local Lib Dem MP Norman Lamb, who also received the letter, is calling for an independent investigation into the deaths.”
VAM is particularly outspoken about the 5G “weapons grade” new phone technology which is being tested in Cornwall, sparking physical and behavioral health concerns, after an unprecedented number of suicides at Bristol University in the region. In a quote from an article in CornwallLive, Jane Harvey, founding member of VAM, says,
“[S]he has deep concerns about the amount of masts needed for 5g network …. Jane said research showed that having rolled out 5G in US, there has been massive spikes in depression and anxiety, as well as a host of other complaints. 5g is a weapons grade frequency. There is no knowing the future implications for us – we are the guinea pigs.”
Safe technology activists around the world are concerned about not just the physiological health effects of radiofrequency radiation, including 5G technologies, but also the behavioral and psychological effects. Numerous scientific studies point to neuropsychiatric effects of radiofrequency radiation including sleep disturbance/insomnia, headache, depression/depressive symptoms, fatigue/tiredness, dysesthesia, concentration/attention dysfunction, memory changes, dizziness, irritability, loss of appetite/body weight, and restlessness/anxiety.-from Take Back Your Power