SWITZERLAND - 5G Causes Fear of Radiation

Arno Froese

Switzerland was among the first countries to begin deploying 5G, but health fears over radiation from the antennas that carry the next-generation mobile technology have sparked a nationwide revolt.

In February, Switzerland took a big step towards deployment when it attributed 5G frequencies to three major operators, Swisscom, Sunrise and Salt, allowing the country to rake in revenues of nearly 380 million Swiss francs ($384 million, 350 million euros).

High on their success, the operators raced to trumpet on television advertisements and billboards that the cutting-edge technology would be available this year in cities, in the countryside and even in mountainous regions.

By early July, 334 antennae stations for 5G were operational across the country, authorities told AFP.

National carrier Swisscom thus says it expects 90 percent of the population to have 5G access by the end of the year.

The powerful Swiss Federation of Doctors is urging caution, maintaining that “as long as there is no scientific proof that raising the radiation limits will not impact health, one must refrain from raising them.”

In Geneva, it is Daniel Buchs, a doctor and a regional parliamentarian with the centrist Christian Democratic Party, who is leading the battle.

“We are waiting for a serious, independent study that shows whether, yes or no, 5G has a noxious effect for the population,” he told AFP.

Such a study, he insisted, could help avoid a health scandal similar to the one the world has seen with asbestos, which was long touted as safe but which today is known to kill at least 107,000 people around the world each year.

-news.yahoo.com, 18 September 2019

Arno's commentary

Switzerland is one of the super-rich countries in the world, with a per capita GDP of $62,100 per year. Life expectancy stands at 82.7 years; plus, Switzerland is governed by the most sophisticated democracy in the world. Religiously, 40% Roman Catholic, 24% Protestant, and 5.5% Muslim.

To build or not to build 5G has now become the question. In most cases, when the public is divided, a referendum is called, and that usually settles the issue. Doubtless, Switzerland’s ultimate decision will affect much of Europe. While many countries have accepted Huawei’s 5G, quite a number are in opposition.

What is evident is that communist China has begun its road toward technological dominance. It’s no longer cheap plastic trinkets and other inferior products, but high-tech heavily supported and promoted by China’s communist, centrally-planned, political, economic, and financial infrastructure.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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