The Miseducation of America

Devra Davis
14 min readMar 29, 2021

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An expose on the major omissions of fact from the New York Times July 16, 2019 article on 5G by William J. Broad.

When William J. Broad, a Pulitzer-Prize winning New York Times science writer, mangles information on the dangers of 5G, this plays into the hands of those determined to advance this never-tested technology without serious examination of its long-term impact on human health and the environment. Until now, scientific evidence that the wireless foundation of 5G poses major hazards to migrating animals — from insects to mammals — and can undermine human health has remained under the public radar and largely unaddressed.

Swamped by the pressures generated from billions of dollars of public subsidies undergirding the infrastructure necessary for the 5G system to work, the science has been effectively ignored — particularly by those responsible for ensuring that our political and corporate classes maintain the public trust — namely, reporters.

The recent headline of The New York Times trumpeted 5G as the “health hazard that isn’t.” Not so fast. A close examination of claims in that article undeniably reveals that it is time for a reset on the march to the latest wireless technology. he consequences could not be more monumental.

Do we need 5G? That depends on who we are asking. Of course, the value of getting…

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Devra Davis

Devra Lee Davis, PhD MPH President of Environmental Health Trust ehtrust.org, Visiting Professor of Medicine at The Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School