All posts tagged: Covid

Canada: Political propaganda vs the COVID truth

The medical officer in charge of the Canadian province of Alberta, Dr Deena Hinshaw, was forced to publicly apologize after stating a 14-year-old boy had died of COVID earlier this week.

Why did Communist China start doubling its order for COVID tests in May 2019?

The Daily Mail reports that Internet 2.0 (a group of US and Australian researchers) found evidence, that the Chinese province of Hubei (where Wuhan is located), the Wuhan Institute of Virology and Wuhan University of Science and Technology, were ordering an unusual number of PCR tests and machines used to test for COVID and other diseases back in May 2019.

Don’t Fear COVID!

This almost sounds blasphemous but there is truth here. When I had COVID and those nasty pneumonias on top of it, fear tried to enter my heart and my thoughts. I had to battle to take every thought captive for Christ and not let fear and its buddy, gloom, complicate my recovery. Even after as I enter into my fifth month of long haul covid, there are times in which fear, and its new friend, hopelessness, try to overwhelm me. I don’t let it because fear and gloom and hopelessness complicate our view of a situation and make it very difficult to remain positive. Being positive during illness, injury or dire straits is crucial to a faster and more complete recovery. I meet a lot of people affected by COVID. Some who are right now in the throes of it. And yes, I follow all the protocols so when someone is contagious I chat with them from a distance. While there are common physical effects of the disease, there is another common element. Fear. The …

Study: Nearly 50% of COVID hospitalizations were mild or asymptomatic

A recent study examining nearly 50,000 COVID cases admitted to 100 Veteran Affairs (VA) hospitals in the US has come to some startling conclusions. The researchers (Dr. Fillmore et al) discovered that between March 2020 and January 2021 (pre-vaccination period), 36% of the COVID admissions were actually asymptomatic, meaning they were showing no symptoms of the virus or had mild symptoms. The number who had mild or no symptoms jumped to 48% of COVID admissions from mid-January to the end of June 2021. The researchers concluded that in the first half of 2021, nearly half of the admissions were either for unrelated health issues or for mild symptoms of the virus. According to the report, VA hospitals test every admission for COVID. Many were admitted for other issues, and only found out they had asymptomatic or a mild case of COVID once they were in the hospital. The researchers noted that this study involved mostly men and took place largely before the Delta variant hit. READ: New study indicates about half of COVID hospitalizations this year …

Nepal: Do they have COVID too?

Do you believe something? Are you religious in any way? How are you holding on to your faith in this COVID time? Most religions do not fit with COVID restrictions. We have a neighbor who goes to church more than us. I go to church online, and I have been watching services on the Internet for a long time now. We have COVID restrictions, where we live, and they make it hard to attend church services. I miss those services, and the other people in the church. Our neighbor is a lady who goes to a church, somewhere. I don’t know the church, but she is a friend. I was embarrassed sometimes, when I talked to her because she kept going to her church, on Sundays. A few days ago I asked her about her church, and she told me she couldn’t go there anymore. She hadn’t gone to church for three weeks because of a COVID outbreak in the congregation. We are struggling here, but imagine living in a country like Nepal, in Asia. …

CDC study: Over 80% of Americans have COVID antibodies

One of the reasons that COVID spread so quickly last year is because it was a new virus, that most believe had been genetically manipulated in a lab in Wuhan, China, before it leaked out. We had not seen it before and as a result there was no natural immunity to the virus in the human population. As a result, the virus spread rapidly, impacting those with underlying health issues and particularly those over the age of 65.

Is Covid the Real Enemy?

We have lost many things of late, and the art of disagreement is one of them. Love is another victim. These and other things we lost are the very things that made us special. Things like getting along, enjoying life together, diversity of opinions, and basic civility. But these are not victims of some lab leaked, human manufactured virus. These things are lost because of an aggressively multi-billion-dollar propaganda campaign that shut down the voice of Christian conservatism and created fear, anger, and distrust between citizens and neighbors. This program censors and erases any dissenting voices. Freedom of speech has become mocked and if you question the created narrative of we’re right, you are treated as if you an enemy of the state. Sound familiar? Once you’re an enemy of the state, you are an enemy of its citizens and a danger to your neighbors. All because you question the narrative that masks and vaccines work. Even when it is clear, they don’t work that well. If they did work, then why do vaccinated people …

Can COVID save us from COVID? What happened to God?

I have noticed, recently, that no one wants to talk about COVID. Possibly some medical experts are still talking, but people I know talk about anything else, and they shut down COVID conversations. I just went to a family reunion, outside and with safe distancing, and the topic was dismissed whenever it came up. We are in a state of fatigue. Since I am writing about COVID, I need to give a disclaimer. I am not any kind of medical authority, and I am not giving medical advice. Any writing that can be labelled a conspiracy theory will be banned and punished, and I’m not looking for that. My plan is to refer to some reliable and respectable sources. You might be surprised at what the experts are saying these days. Medical scientists have two big concerns with COVID vaccines right now; dangerous variants and waning efficacy. Where I live, the Delta variant is the new COVID. People are getting infected and there are questions about how effective the vaccines are with the Delta variant. …

The Politicizing of COVID Has Become a Deadly Game

By Dr. Michael L. Brown I just lost another friend to COVID, this time, a 69-year-old father and grandfather, an elder in my home congregation, as faithful a Christian man as you will find. He joins the list of other friends and colleagues in the States who have died in the last year from COVID-related complications, along with an even longer list of loved ones and colleagues of some of my very close friends in India. At the same time, the extreme politicizing of COVID makes it difficult (if not almost impossible) to know who to trust when it comes to preventing the spread of the disease. This is a terrible shame. Personally, as much as I dislike wearing a mask, especially on long flights, I would wear one the rest of my life in public if I knew by doing so I was saving other people’s lives. With joy. When it comes to being vaccinated, if I was sure the vaccine had no long-term side-effects or dangers, I would get vaccinated every month if …

Study: Ivermectin may also prevent COVID infection

WARNING UPDATE: Though several studies suggest Ivermectin may be an effective treatment for COVID, there is increasing evidence that people are self-medicating with the drug, overdosing and poisoning themselves. This is a drug, and it should not be taken without a doctor’s prescription. READ: Kansas medical experts warn against rising self-use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19 AND CDC warns of increased Ivermectin overdoses Original Article continues here…. As the mainstream media and social media continue to bash Ivermectin, as an effective cure for COVID, studies are painting a different story. Not only is the drug showing to be a possible treatment for those who have caught the virus, a study published in a peer-reviewed medical journal concluded that Ivermectin may also be effective in preventing a person from catching COVID. And this study comes with an interesting twist, because it involved people working in the health care industry, who were on the front lines in the battle against COVID in India. The study, conducted by researchers from the ‘All India Institute of Medicine’, tested the …

Poll: Secular Americans, less likely to be vaccinated for COVID, than Christians

While some in the mainstream media are focussing on Evangelical Christians as one of the largest groups resisting the COVID vaccine, a study of the results of a May poll by Eastern Illinois University Assistant Political professor, Ryan Burge, has come to a different conclusion. His analysis of the data from a survey conducted by Data for Progress, revealed that it was the “young and secular” who were actually leading the unvaccinated charge. Burge wrote: “I don’t find a lot of evidence that evangelicals are the ones lagging behind. In fact, I find that those without any religious affiliation were the least likely to have received at least one dose of any COVID-19 vaccine.” Burge added that the results of the poll showed that in early May 2021, 62% of Evangelical Americans had received at least one vaccine shot. This compared to 72% of “non-evangelical Protestants” and 47% of the nones, those with no religious affiliation. After accounting for multiple factors, such as race, education, age, income, and gender that affects a person’s willingness and …

While Delta COVID cases are up, deaths are down

FEE (Foundation for Economic Education) is reporting that while the mainstream media is fearmongering over the Delta COVID variant, and health officials are airing dire warnings about a return to lockdowns and masks, a couple professors at Harvard and Stanford are wondering why. This is because the number of people dying from COVID is now lower than the moment when governments were deciding to wind down the lockdowns, because of dropping COVID deaths. Harvard Medical School Professor Martin Kulldorff tweeted: It is uncertain what has changed, but over the past several months activists have been pushing the idea of ‘Zero COVID’, meaning that the lockdowns should only end once there are no more COVID cases. This will never happen, so essentially they are pushing for permanent lockdowns. READ: Zero Covid: What is it and why is it suddenly so popular And pressure from these activists may be pushing governments to take more extreme measures. READ: What Australia’s new lockdowns reveal about a ‘zero Covid strategy’ FEE adds though there are areas of the country reporting …

Covid Long-haul and Faith

When I first was diagnosed with COVID back in early May, most people were compassionate and helpful. Some were not, They simply rebuked COVID and claimed that if I had faith, I would not get sick. When I kept getting more sick, some said it was my fault since I was not vaccinated. Others explained that COVID was a judgment of God on the evil of this world and, well, just saying. The bottom line is that the response to this Christian pastor and his ministry leader wife getting COVID were mixed.  Believer and non-believer showered us with everything from anger to love, shame to hope. Now that we’re long haulers of COVID poisoning, we have to make adjustments. I am not good at making life limiting adjustments. I’d rather be in some lonely back alley talking to people and feeding them then sitting on my couch waiting for an improvement or just a good day. The prognosis is unclear since the medical profession just doesn’t know. So, we don’t know. We don’t know if …

COVID and gaslighting: Who are we really?

Sometimes we learn something, and we don’t know how important it is until much later. That happened to me, years ago, and I am only learning the truth now. Someone told me how to argue. I was told: Don’t attack the person Don’t attack their ideas Don’t attack the people they associate with. Always criticize the way they communicate. I now know that is true. In our modern world, we don’t like this advice. We like to say things like: “You’re such a stupid …” or “That’s a crazy conspiracy theory and …” or “The people who think like that are …” To really make this work, make critical comments sound like jokes. We are all terrified that people might laugh at us. When we communicate like that, we are wrong. The way we communicate makes us wrong, and we lose the argument, and we usually don’t see this truth. We feel like winners when we scare off the other people. If we will hear it, we are directed in another way: “Let every person …

My Covid Experience

My experience with covid has been five weeks of struggling, and now I get to be a long hauler. I had most of the symptoms including respiratory problems, fatigue, coughing, aches and pains, and a general emotional and spiritual upheaval. I also developed two pneumonias, one bacterial and one viral. So, I was really ill with three severe respiratory illnesses at the same time Even now, as I start back into my daily activities, I am struggling with chest pain, hurting lungs, tiredness, loss of breath, and small bits of brain fog. Although it has been years since the last time I was really unwell, I experienced a difference with COVID. It wasn’t that it was fast. I mean really fast! Literally one day I was fine and within two days I was struggling to breathe. It wasn’t the severity or the wide range of symptoms that came with the virus that hit me the hardest. What really struck me as the most significant issue of this illness was the darkness that accompanied it. It …