Recently, a rumor that the flexible wires of face masks function as 5G antennas and cause brain cancer has been widely circulated on American social media. Many people online have expressed their intention to throw away their masks because of this.
CBS dispelled the rumors on the program last Tuesday. During the show, the host took apart a mask and used a magnet to attract the so-called "5G antenna," telling the audience that it was made of steel and plastic.
Finally, the host noted that the COVID-19 is caused by a virus. The only advantage of a mask “is to protect you and others from the spread of viruses.”
(Compiled by Ma Sijie)