All posts tagged: Covid-19

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Something Good From a Pandemic

We might have missed the news, but the COVID pandemic has produced a strange effect in Iran. The nation is an Islamic Republic governed by conservative Shiite Muslims, but millions of people are moving to Christianity. This is a scenario that generates religious persecution; the government is strict and it does not like this change. Iran has also suffered from the pandemic after receiving the virus early from China. To protect people from the virus, many prisoners have been released, including many persecuted Christians. “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?” (Romans 8: 35) READ: Iran Releases a Third of Christian Prisoners Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Different COVID rules for the political elite

Apparently, the political elite have different rules about COVID-19 than the rest of us. The Mayor of Washington, DC, Muriel Bowser, (D), issued an order on July 24, 2020, demanding that anyone travelling to/and or from high-risk COVID states, such as Georgia that was specifically mentioned, must quarantine for 14 days when they return to the US capitol. But apparently, those rules didn’t apply to the political elite, several of whom attended the funeral of John Lewis, in Atlanta, Georgia. Lewis, who recently died of Pancreatic cancer, was a member of the US House of Representatives until his death. The Blaze explains: According to Roll Call, 50 members of Congress attended Lewis funeral, including: * Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)* Maryland House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.)* House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.)* Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)* Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) Despite having traveled to Georgia, which Bowser’s office has classified as a “high-risk area,” people in power do not have to self-quarantine upon reentry into the nation’s capital, Bowser’s office told JustTheNews. …

Are you ready for the 2020 COVID famine?

It’s impossible to miss the virus pandemic that has spread around the world. I remember hearing the first rumours about a virus in China, in February of this year. Those rumours quickly became a fact and the disease spread to every place in the world. We all know this. Did you know this is qualifies as a biblical famine? Our reaction is now as dangerous as the disease. People will suffer from a virus infection, and some will die. Also, our social controls to resist the disease have disrupted the world economy. Now, more people will die from the remedy than from the disease. We are really hurting ourselves: READ: Coronavirus-linked malnutrition is killing 10,000 more children a month, UN warns When we think of a famine on a biblical scale, we always imagine a lack of food. That is partly true, but in ancient times, food was the economy. Everyone worked on a farm and lived by the food they produced, except for a few who lived in a village, close to the farm …

Covid is 100s of times less deadly to those under 80

A large study of those infected with Covid-19 in Britain reveals that people under the age of 80 are hundreds of times less likely to die of COVID-19 than those in the older (80+) age group. The study was published in the science magazine, Nature. The Daily Wire writes (note the last line): The study revealed a “jaw-dropping” connection between one’s chances of dying from the disease and their age, Goldacre said. People over age 80 are at least 20 times more likely to die from the disease than someone aged 50-59. The risk of dying from the coronavirus for adults under the age of 40 is close to zero. READ: Study: Coronavirus Hundreds of Times Less Deadly To Younger People Than Those Aged 80+ On related news, the UK is reporting that new cases of Covid-19 are dropping by up to 5% a day. And the death rate from COVID in the UK, with a population of 63 million, has been in a free fall since mid April: READ: Coronavirus R rate may be ABOVE …

Study: Hydroxychloroquine effective in fighting COVID

A new study reveals that a common malaria and arthritis drug, hydroxychloroquine, is an effective tool in combating Covid-19. The study was undertaken by the Henry Ford Health System between March and May involving 2,541 patients. WND reports: While 26.4% of those who did not receive hydroxychloroquine died, only 13% of those who did get the drug died. The study was headlined, “Treatment with hydroxychloroquine cut death rate significantly in COVID-19 patients, Henry Ford Health System study shows.” The study published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases said, “all patients in the study were 18 or over with a median age of 64 years; 51% were men and 56% African American.” The hospital attributed its high success rate to giving people the drug within 48 hours of admittance to their hospitals. Speaking on behalf of the hospital, Dr. Marcus Zervos said: “The findings have been highly analyzed and peer-reviewed.” “We attribute our findings that differ from other studies to early treatment, and part of a combination of interventions that were done in supportive care of patients, …

Study: 80 times more people had COVID than believed

It is starting to get redundant. I recently reported on a study by CDC indicating that 10 times more people may have caught COVID-19 than previously thought. If this true, then according to the authors this means the death rate for the Coronavirus is significantly below 1% putting it into a ‘severe seasonal flu’ category. But now researchers at Penn State believe that it could be significantly higher, maybe closer to 80 times more. Study Finds reports: It’s already widely speculated by medical professionals and pundits alike that the initial U.S. coronavirus infection rate was grossly undercounted. Now, a new study concludes that the country’s infection rate early on may have been over 80 times greater than originally reported. Moreover, infections across the U.S. likely doubled almost twice as fast as initially estimated. How did this happen? In all likelihood there isn’t one main culprit, researchers believe. Instead, a combination of a lack of tests, asymptomatic carriers, and people not recognizing their own symptoms may be to blame. Now to be fair this is based on …

It is one spooky virus

Some people who know a lot about viruses, in other words not WHO, had this to say about COVID: Most of us have already absorbed the idea that the coronavirus does some weird and sinister things to the human body that are unlike most other respiratory viruses known to man. But now a new study finds yet another unsettling thing that the virus appears to do to help spread from cell to cell. A new study by an international team led by UC San Francisco finds that cells infected with SARS-CoV-2 quickly begin to grow new arms or dendrites — referred to clinically as filopodia — which are themselves studded with fresh virus particles. These filopodia then seek to reach into and through the walls of neighboring cells, thereby infecting them. And this appears to be a second mode that the virus has for replicating and spreading itself in the body. […] Krogan says that while other viruses — including HIV and the family of viruses that cause smallpox — also use filopedia as mechanisms …

Did COVID get downgraded to a severe seasonal flu?

The American Center for Disease Control (CDC) now estimates that approximately 24 million Americans have been infected with the virus. This is 10 time higher than previously thought. This means, according to an article in the New England Journal of Medicine that number of people who have died from the Coronavirus is “considerably less than 1%”. Studies have shown that 80% of people who come down with COVID show no or minimal symptoms, meaning they don’t even know they are sick and consequently were never tested. WND explains what this means: In fact, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top White House infectious disease expert, co-authored an article published March 26 in the New England Journal of Medicine predicting the case fatality rate for the coronavirus would turn out to be like that of a “severe seasonal influenza.” However, WHO created a panic when it wrongly predicted early in the pandemic a death rate of 3.4% based on flawed computer projections. Studies are also revealing that age and health are risk factors when it comes to COVID. So instead …

Under 50s more likely to die from accidents than COVID

According to Cambridge University statistician Sir David Spiegelhalter, a healthy person in Britain under the age of 50 is more likely to die from an accident (this includes car accidents) than from COVID. Spiegelhalter added that of the near 43,000 deaths in Britain that have been blamed on COVID, only 959 were 50 years of age or under. And of that group 80% of those had underlying health conditions which means they would have undoubtedly survived if they had been healthy. This has left many wondering if COVID was the cause of death or the underlying health condition. Which of course begs the obvious questions, why was the whole country quarantined? Why were the healthy quarantined? He said: Under 40s were more like to die in car accident than COVID Under 25s more likely to die of pneumonia or the flu than COVID READ: Healthy under-50s are more likely to die from a car accident or an injury than Covid-19, leading statistician says Epidemiologists in Canada came to a similar conclusion. They said based on …

Anoint that virus away?

We are told in the Bible, “Without faith it is impossible to please God” (Hebrews 11:6). Yes, but faith in what? We can easily put our faith in a church, or a dynamic leader. Most dangerous cults divert us in that way. In England, a Christian pastor told people to trust God for safety from the Coronavirus, and I think Christians everywhere agree with that. That pastor is under investigation because he took his faith advice further. He said “it is by faith you can be saved from the virus” and then it is alleged he offered anointing oil and red yarn as “a divine plague protection kit.” His price was ninety-one pounds, more than a hundred dollars, and he promised positive results. Faith can be a dangerous slippery slope if we lose sight of our father in Heaven. READ: Coronavirus: London church investigated over ‘protection’ oil

Italian government has recruited 60,000 snitches

With several studies suggesting lock downs were ineffective or could have even made things worse, news the Italian government recruited 60,000 snitches to help enforce its lock down rules is interesting. Breitbart reports: The government is recruiting unemployed citizens, especially those who receive social security or unemployment income, as an extension of its uniformed security services during the second phase of the coronavirus lockdown, Italian media reported. The plainclothes informants have received instructions to watch for abuses of state-mandated safety norms and to report on violators. The new measure is meant to prevent citizens from being tempted to slack off in compliance with government norms just because no uniformed police are present, since anyone could be an informant. Most people don’t have to be told to call the police if they see someone seriously breaking the law or if they witness a car accident. They don’t need a snitch line. I can’t imagine why anyone would want to become an “official” snitch because that is clearly a step beyond. READ: Italian Government Recruits 60,000 Informants …

COVID isolation camps coming to Washington State?

In an interview with New American magazine, Matt Shea, a Republican politician in Washington State, warned that Gov. Jay Inslee (D) is looking at setting up “isolation camps” for people who have the Coronavirus. He said though the government initially stated that the camps were voluntarily, but they are only voluntary in the sense that you agree to go when asked. If a person refuses, the state has the option of forcing a person to move to the camps. The World Net Daily reports: He [Matt Shea] explained that the tracers visit people who may have been infected and advise them they can isolate at a center to protect other members of their household. While the infected person may be asked to volunteer, the government makes it clear that people can be forcibly quarantined, Shea pointed out. He read a line from a form that local health officers are to present to someone who is infected. It says: “If you do not comply with this request for voluntary quarantine I may/will sign a detention order, enforced …

600 doctors say lockdown worse than the virus?

According to a report on Fox News, over 600 doctors have sent a letter to US President Donald Trump encouraging him to end the lock down because of the damaging medical, social, mental and economic consequences that will potentially be far worse than the disease. In the letter, the group cited: The social fallout: “The millions of casualties of a continued shutdown will be hiding in plain sight, but they will be called alcoholism, homelessness, suicide, heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure. In youths it will be called financial instability, unemployment, despair, drug addiction, unplanned pregnancies, poverty, and abuse. The medical fallout: “There are all these patients out there not showing up to emergency departments. The volume in the emergency department is incredibly low. Maybe 60 percent of what it usually is. And this is across the nation. Everybody’s had the same experience, excluding the New York metropolitan area. Actually, it’s quite empty. I got a letter just this last week that we are firing 50 percent of our technicians.”    “These include 150,000 Americans per month who would …

Dr. Dan Erickson explains “herd immunity” and why we should end the lock down

In this podcast, Dr. Dan Erickson, who recently had a video with five million views censored by YouTube, explains what “herd immunity” is all about and why we should end the lock down. Basically herd immunity happens when the majority come down with the coronavirus and develop an immunity and as a result the virus has no new people to infect and the pandemic ends. But governments have taken a new approach, we are hiding people, so they don’t catch the virus. This is why many are now talking about a second wave, because there are thousands who have not come down the virus. In other words, this pandemic could go on for months or even years until they discover an effective vaccine which also could be months or even years away. The other option is to not have a lock down and let everyone catch the virus remembering that 80% will have minimal to no symptoms. You need to protect those most vulnerable. This will result in many catching it quickly, and of course …

YouTube CENSORS taking heat and they don’t like it

In what is an unusual move, YouTube censors responded to criticism over why they took down a video by Dr. Knut Wittkowski on the need for herd immunity in dealing with the coronavirus. For YouTube censors to do this, they must be feeling the heat. For the virus to be brought under control, Wittkowski believes the majority of the people need to contract the virus and develop a ‘herd immunity,’ and because of that, he believes governments should end the lockdowns. Studies have shown that 80% of the people who get the virus have minimal or no symptoms. With nearly 50% having no symptoms, this means they don’t even know they are sick. The ones most vulnerable to the disease are the elderly and those with underlying health issues. This, of course, is contrary to the message of the mainstream media that supports the lockdown and destruction of the economy. The YouTube censors removed Wittkowski’s video, that had 1.3 million views, because it provided “misinformation.” When the Daily Caller asked why the video was removed, …

What is God telling us in the pandemic?

“Two-thirds of U.S. residents who believe in God see the pandemic as a divine message urging us to change our lifestyles.” I think God is always trying to speak to us, but now we have a global pandemic. What message are you receiving? Is your life changing? READ: American believers see coronavirus as sign from God to change ways Some people see a divine message about the virus, in hailstones: READ: Coronavirus-shaped hailstones ‘are a message from God to stay at home’ A message from God is a good thing, but the answer makes all the difference.

Colorado reduces COVID death count by 300

After a week of complaints, that Colorado health officials were padding COVID death numbers by including individuals who had died of other causes, on Friday, (May 15, 2020) the state’s health department removed 300 people from the list, lowering the Colorado’s COVID death count to 878 from 1,150. The problem has been going on for a while, but came to a head last week when a coroner, who listed the cause of death for a man as alcohol poisoning because his blood alcohol level of .55 was twice lethal level, went public after state officials changed the cause of death to COVID, because the deceased also had the virus. In a Sunday interview with Fox News, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) blamed the criteria set out by Centers for Disease Control (CDC) because it lists the cause of death as COVID if the person had the virus, even though they probably died of other causes. Gov. Polis added “these are deaths that should not be politicized.” The fact Colorado reduced its death count by 26% …

Only 6 in San Diego County were ‘pure’ COVID deaths

San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond is reporting of the 200 deaths in his county attributed to the Coronavirus, only six were pure COVID deaths. In other words, the other 194 who died had underlying health issues. In an interview with the San Diego Tribune, Desmond said: “We’ve unfortunately had six pure, solely coronavirus deaths — six out of 3.3 million people. I mean, what number are we trying to get to with those odds? I mean, it’s incredible. We want to be safe, and we can do it, but unfortunately, it’s more about control than getting the economy going again and keeping people safe.” “Any loss of life, for any reason, is worth preventing. Clearly, those with underlying circumstances are the most vulnerable. I believe we can keep people safe and responsibly open our businesses.” Desmond, who has been calling for an end to the lockdown, said the government must focus its attention on protecting those most vulnerable to the virus — the elderly and those with underlying health issues. The Journal of the …

No lockdown & here are South Dakota’s COVID numbers

When South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said she would not put the state under lock down and destroy its economy over COVID, everyone said this decision was a grave mistake. Noem said she trusted the people of South Dakota (population 900,000) to make the right decisions and would not rob people of their civil liberties and freedom to enforce stay-at-home orders. And despite having no lock down, the number of active COVID cases is starting to decline. Here are South Dakota’s latest COVID stats, as of Saturday, May 16, 202, according to Keloland News: Active cases sits at 1,242, down 27 from the day previous. There were 72 new cases of COVID, compared to 99 recoveries Death total for COVID is 44. 36 of the people who died were over the age of 60 — 82%. The total number of people testing positive for COVID in the state sits at 3,959. 2,673 people have recovered from COVID. 304 people have been hospitalized for COVID and only 75 are currently in the hospital, down 5 from …

Did the FLU goes MIA in the US?

Back in early January, before COVID-19 became the flavor of the day, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, told CNN that the 2019-20 flu season was going to be a bad one. Fauci said: “The initial indicators indicate this is not going to be a good season — this is going to be a bad season.” He added that it was on course to be as severe as the 2017-2018 flu season when over 61,000 people died from the flu. Nearly 51,000 of the deaths involved people who were 65 or older. READ: US on track for one of the worst flu seasons in decades