Is Coronavirus just a bad cold - flu hype?

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What is Coronavirus anyway? All I ever hear is that it is like a bad case of a cold or flu? Couldn't it just be a conspiracy reverse psychology theory? It might not even be real, just an internet bug supposedly from China. It could be just some Chinese genius whiz - kid with a computer trying to make money on some computer virus program. The math works. Just keep some cold and flu remedies handy and take a vacation from work and get plenty of bed rest, and take the family out for some Chinese food.

Viruses are nothing to fear. God knows what they're up to.
When you feel better celebrate at a Mexican restaurant and share a Corona beer with a Mexican nun.
 

Moses_Young

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What is Coronavirus anyway? All I ever hear is that it is like a bad case of a cold or flu? Couldn't it just be a conspiracy reverse psychology theory? It might not even be real, just an internet bug supposedly from China. It could be just some Chinese genius whiz - kid with a computer trying to make money on some computer virus program. The math works. Just keep some cold and flu remedies handy and take a vacation from work and get plenty of bed rest, and take the family out for some Chinese food.

Viruses are nothing to fear. God knows what they're up to.
When you feel better celebrate at a Mexican restaurant and share a Corona beer with a Mexican nun.
Agreed with most of this post, but couldn't figure out the Mexican nun part. Achoo! I better get some hot whisky and honey, I think I'm coming down with a bout of the ol' Corona... :)
 
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Agreed with most of this post, but couldn't figure out the Mexican nun part. Achoo! I better get some hot whisky and honey, I think I'm coming down with a bout of the ol' Corona... :)
A Corona beer, which is a Mexican beer, would be a healthy deterrent, in moderation, I would think, since beer and wine are healthy in moderation according to studies. From what I understand, Asians are the least likely to abuse alcohol.

Jesus warned about abuses of wine, and the Apostle Paul advised the Apostle Timothy to use small amounts of wine, which from what I understand, was diluted with water in Biblical times to prevent drunkenness, and likely to sanitize and preserve water freshness, and prevent illnesses from passing between people.

I was trying to prevent fear and minimize panic by promoting faith in divine intervention.

Sharing a glass of wine has been a responsible way and a traditional way for a man and lady to share a romantic dinner, which might include Chinese food.

I did not intend to minimize the danger, only point to the faith of the Israelites in the Bible who praised God and celebrated victory in facing every danger.
 

Moses_Young

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A Corona beer, which is a Mexican beer, would be a healthy deterrent, in moderation, I would think, since beer and wine are healthy in moderation according to studies. From what I understand, Asians are the least likely to abuse alcohol.

Jesus warned about abuses of wine, and the Apostle Paul advised the Apostle Timothy to use small amounts of wine, which from what I understand, was diluted with water in Biblical times to prevent drunkenness, and likely to sanitize and preserve water freshness, and prevent illnesses from passing between people.

I was trying to prevent fear and minimize panic by promoting faith in divine intervention.

Sharing a glass of wine has been a responsible way and a traditional way for a man and lady to share a romantic dinner, which might include Chinese food.

I did not intend to minimize the danger, only point to the faith of the Israelites in the Bible who praised God and celebrated victory in facing every danger.
Yes. There is danger in drunkenness, alright, and certainly in women. And the Israelites were definitely no strangers to risk. I'm not sure there is much to fear about Corona virus, though... Except fear itself.:unsure:
 

Angela53510

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The Corona Viruses is turning into a pandemic. Italy closed down a bunch of cities in the north, because it was spreading.

I don't think it is very flu-like from what I have been reading. In China they call it the pneumonia virus, because a lot of people get pneumonia. But you are right about causing a panic. Only 2% die from the Coronavirus. Not really worth getting upset over!

In 1918, the Spanish Influenza hit the world, just as WWI ended. So many soldiers returning after the war, caught it and died. It is estimated 1/3 of the population of the world, or 500 million people caught it, with 50 million dying world wide.

My grandfather who was in the army didn't get it. My other grandfather did catch it, and he watched most of his friends die from it. He recovered, but lost all his hair when he was sick in his early 20's and it never grew back. But better than dying! Spanish Flu was the H1N1 virus. I don't think Corona virus comes close to how bad the Spanish flu was. We also can treat the sick much better today, than in 1918.

I have a very suppressed immune system from my RA drugs. But I refuse to spend a minute of my life worrying about it. If I catch it, I'll worry then.

A lady in our church went to teach in China again. She was in Wuhan. She kept trusting God, but because she was single she did not get on the first plane back to Canada. She has been on a military base in quarantine, hopefully gets out this Tuesday. She and other missionaries were able to use this tragedy to witness to a lot of people. Romans 8:28.
 

Moses_Young

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My grandfather who was in the army didn't get it. My other grandfather did catch it, and he watched most of his friends die from it. He recovered, but lost all his hair when he was sick in his early 20's and it never grew back. But better than dying! Spanish Flu was the H1N1 virus. I don't think Corona virus comes close to how bad the Spanish flu was. We also can treat the sick much better today, than in 1918.
Do you know if either of your grandfathers receive a vaccination prior to showing symptoms of the "Spanish Flu"? There are many who believe the so-called flu was actually side-effects from one or more dangerous vaccination/s. I suspect that the corona virus has mostly been harmless because most people weren't vaccinated with it, and none but those with compromised immune systems are at risk.
 

Angela53510

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Do you know if either of your grandfathers receive a vaccination prior to showing symptoms of the "Spanish Flu"? There are many who believe the so-called flu was actually side-effects from one or more dangerous vaccination/s. I suspect that the corona virus has mostly been harmless because most people weren't vaccinated with it, and none but those with compromised immune systems are at risk.
This was in 1918! For sure there was no vaccine or maybe vaccines that long ago. There probably was a small pox vaccine, although a lot of people didn't get it.

I was a child in the 1950's. I had Measles, Rubella, chicken pox, most kids had mumps, (I was exposed to it, but was immune!). I knew quite a few people who had polio. That vaccine was a painful shot - and everyone got it when it came out, because polio was so so horrible.

All my kids and grandkids have had all their vaccines and nothing had happened. They are all happy, healthy and smart kids. I'm not saying sometimes children don't have a reaction. But, in the long run so many deadly diseases have been eliminated.

PS I wish I could have had a chicken pox vaccine. I've had shingles 4 times, the first time for 5 months. Shingles is the chicken pox virus (herpes zoster) which is dormant in the spine until something brings it out, usually later in life. Shingles is painful and can be damaging, including blindness if it is in the wrong place.
 

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Warning: 10 Disturbing Facts About Coronavirus, Socialism and Your Health
Craig Huey
February 21, 2020

It’s like a strange apoplectic movie…

It’s a deadly, fast-spreading disease…

It’s causing an inhumane, repressive reaction of oppression, coercion, and terror from socialist dictators … and a tangled web of lies, cover ups, and myths.

Tragically, it’s turning the world upside down.

In just a few months Coronavirus has surpassed the global death total of the SARS epidemic in 2002-2003. It has now spread to more than 27 countries.

Some scientists predict one-third of all human beings will get it. Others say far less.

Some say the death rate is 2% … others say it’s 15%.

So what’s going on?

Here are 10 disturbing facts you should know about this growing danger:

  1. China is lying about what they are doing to the sick and how they are handling the dead.

It’s typical government propaganda.

The socialist/communist government has controlled all news about those who are sick, dying, or dead.

They are controlling all the news about the inhumane treatment the socialist government is inflicting against the people.

And they are controlling the news about how this has all started.

But Senator Tom Cotton and other scientists believe Coronavirus may have come from one of 40 Chinese biochemical labs.

In other words, a bioweapon accidentally exposed the lab.

Suspiciously, the Chinese government has refused help from the U.S. – and all outside information to help – in determining the exact genetic sequence of virus being evaluated by worldwide labs.

  • Coronavirus spreads in new, dangerous ways.

The virus spreads through coughing and sneezing – similar to the flu – and from breathing it. But there’s much more…

It can enter through your eyes…

It can come through your food or drink…

Worse, it can live for 9 to 12 days on anything … some say longer.

It can be on an elevator button … a door handle … a water faucet.

It can be on money you touch … the drinking glass you hold … the spoon at a buffet.

3. You can have Coronavirus and show no signs for a long time.

First we were told the incubation period was 7 days.

Then it was 10 days … then 14 days … then 24 days…

A forehead thermometer with a normal reading isn’t proof that a person doesn’t have the virus.

And remember, many cases are mild…

Like the flu, most people survive Coronavirus. Most wouldn’t know the difference between Coronavirus and traditional flu.

4. What you can do to protect yourself and your family

Wash your hands!

Use wipes and germ-killing gel.

Build up your immune system … which may be of little help if it’s as resistant as some claim.

Stay away from people who might have it.

Stay away from anything that could put you in danger… even cruise ships.

There’s not much more you can do.

5. What about a cure?

The socialist government of China is trying to find a cure and a prevention vaccination … but government never does this well.

In the U.S., private companies are working overtime to discover vaccinations and cures.

It’s the difference between an inefficient bureaucracy [Socialism] and the profit motivation [Free Enterprise].

Expect the private sector to beat their government.

But it could take 3 or 4 months…

Even after an effective vaccine is thought to have been developed, extensive animal testing, followed by extensive human testing, will need to be done before the vaccine can be manufactured in large quantities and made available to the public.

Hopefully the U.S. government/FDA will stay out of the way so lives can be saved.
 

Whispered

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6. What about the people in China who are in quarantine or who have the virus?

Over 50 million Chinese have been quarantined…

And residential lockdowns of varying intensity – from checkpoints at building entrances to hard restrictions on going outside – now are impacting at least 760 million people in China. That’s more than half the total population of the country!

Nothing like this has ever happened in history.

And what they’ve done to destroy respect of life, freedom, and family is what you’d expect from socialism – with its oppressive tyranny.

The impact on the Chinese is not a cure, but a greater number of deaths … and more government control.

Those sick, dying, and dead are completely overwhelming the hospitals, ordinary healthcare, crematoriums, the infrastructure – everything.

Literally, dead bodies are being buried in mass graves or burned en masse.

The power of the state – the use of government – to solve problems always creates greater problems and slows progress.

China is an example of this.

People – even if only slightly sick – are dragged to inhumane camps – literally death camps.

They call it the “Peoples War” against epidemic.

Thugs in white hazard suits drag these people by force from their homes into an area where they will only get worse and die. They are treated like criminals, not like humans.

You’re not wearing a mask? To the death camp.

Know someone sick? To the death camp.

Have a fever? You and everyone you know to the death camp … to die.

7. What about the quality of the drugs being administered for Coronavirus?

No one trusts the quality control for medications and drugs developed in China.

Because so many medications sold in the U.S. are made in China, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) keeps U.S. inspectors in China to monitor drug production. But all the inspectors have been recalled because of the Coronavirus. They won’t be back anytime soon – probably not for a year or more.

Would you trust an antibiotic from China when there are no FDA inspectors monitoring manufacturing quality? How about a cancer treatment?

In a sense, China intentionally or unintentionally could be weaponizing our medical system against us…

Even processed vitamins are made in China. Be sure to take only those made in the U.S.

Follow the advice of trusted nutritional experts such as Dr. Bruce West and his Health Alert newsletter.

8. Possible economic and healthcare problems ahead in the U.S.

There are now more than 30 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the U.S.

It’s possible we’ll see our own urgent care, emergency rooms and doctor’s offices overwhelmed with flu patients worried that they have Coronavirus.

It’s been reported that 5,000 U.S. citizens have quarantined themselves out of fear of contracting Coronavirus.

If you are concerned, it’s best to see a doctor now rather than later.

And, since China is the number one producer of latex gloves, face masks and other medical supplies, it’s likely there will be a major shortage of these and other items.

China could basically shut down our healthcare system … as 97% of all antibiotics and 80% of the active pharmaceutical ingredients for drug production come from China.

Fentanyl and Propofol are made in China…

Antidepressants, HIV/AIDS medicines, medications for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, epilepsy, diabetes and more all come from China.

China is the number one pharmacy provider in the world. It dominates the pharmaceutical industry.

If China shuts down these exports, there will be major problems – not just in the U.S., but worldwide.

9. Socialism always fails. It never produces the utopia it promises.

Socialism’s history has been a history of oppression and death…

Central economic planning crushes the middle class and widens the gap between the rich elite central planners and everyone else.

Why?

John Dalberg-Acton – Lord Acton – explained the problem this way: “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and the other socialist presidential candidates do not understand the corrupting influence of extensive government power and control.

Here are just a couple of the characteristics of a socialist government:

  • Socialism tramples the rights of the individual for the sake of the “collective” – which really is just another term for the elite government leaders.
  • Socialism uses the coercion and force of the State to oppress its opposition – those not fully in lock-step support of the government order.

These characteristics of complete government control are the fuel that could create the largest health crisis and the largest human rights crisis the world has ever seen.

Only in a free society in which:

  • corrupt government leaders can’t do widespread harm to citizens
  • people’s self-interests are used for good, not as a means to gain power
  • individual rights are protected, not abused

… will life’s greatest problems and challenges be solved.

Socialist government policies create slavery and death.

Free enterprise policies create ingenuity and freedom.

10. Please pray for the people of China – and for all those infected with the Coronavirus.

Chinese Christians are asking for prayer:

  • that the spread of the disease will be halted
  • that a cure will be found soon

Christians in Singapore and in North Korea are finding the disease spreading quickly in their churches. Pray for them as well.

Remember that God is still on the throne. He is in control.

And He sees the “big picture” which we cannot see. He has purposes and reasons for allowing things like this to happen which our finite minds cannot comprehend.

“The Lord of hosts has sworn saying, ‘Surely, just as I have intended so it has happened, and just as I have planned so it will stand.’” (Isaiah 14:24)

Pray that this terrible situation will result in the spread of the Gospel. We do know that God does not wish any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

(2 Peter 3:9)
My addition to article: (9. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you,[a] not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.)


This isn't an act of God. This is an act of evil men playing god, again. Seeking to spread fear and insure population control at a maximum. A viral weapon let loose.
"The evil that men do...." (IMO of course).
The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.
William Shakespeare
 
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I think it is a social experiment to see how well we respond to a soft demonstration of police state action.
People can't gather in groups larger than ten. The number was higher before this latest decision was announced.
What's that to mean? Can't gather in public? How about private?
What's that say about department stores where there are hundreds literally fighting for cases of water, bread, tp, and alcohol?

This year is going to be the next baby boom. People self quarantine. They stocked with plenty to eat, plenty of alcohol to drink, judging from the empty shelves at the liquor store that's attached to the local Sam's club here. What do they have time to do when they're staying home from work and inside all day?

This thing is getting to be really stupid. And it doesn't take much to notice that.
Restaurants are not allowed to seat people. Everything has to be by delivery, which means Grub Hub and all the others are making bank! Or , take-out. Right! And that food is prepared by human hands, in the kitchen of those restaurants, where social distancing isn't possible.

Meanwhile, department stores, grocery stores, full of people, no ten person limit, are busy. And everyone in those buildings are breathing each others air because there is no influx of fresh air. And their touching merchandise that they're not necessarily buying.

Sam's club is closing early every day in our area to disinfect the store and make it safe for next day. What are they doing? Going around with Lyson wipes and going over every piece of merch. that could have come in contact with the hands of an infected person? Then walking down all the aisles all through the store and spraying Lysol spray in the air to disinfect that way?

What do they do for all those trucks delivering to their loading docks. What are they doing to disinfect the incoming merchandise? Are the trucks disinfected between runs? By the way, the log-book rules for truckers are suspended indefinitely during this time. Drive as long as you can or want to make those deliveries.
 

Smoke

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What is Coronavirus anyway? All I ever hear is that it is like a bad case of a cold or flu? Couldn't it just be a conspiracy reverse psychology theory? It might not even be real, just an internet bug supposedly from China. It could be just some Chinese genius whiz - kid with a computer trying to make money on some computer virus program. The math works. Just keep some cold and flu remedies handy and take a vacation from work and get plenty of bed rest, and take the family out for some Chinese food.

Viruses are nothing to fear. God knows what they're up to.
When you feel better celebrate at a Mexican restaurant and share a Corona beer with a Mexican nun.
This post didn't age very well at all...
 
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6. What about the people in China who are in quarantine or who have the virus?

Over 50 million Chinese have been quarantined…

And residential lockdowns of varying intensity – from checkpoints at building entrances to hard restrictions on going outside – now are impacting at least 760 million people in China. That’s more than half the total population of the country!

Nothing like this has ever happened in history.

And what they’ve done to destroy respect of life, freedom, and family is what you’d expect from socialism – with its oppressive tyranny.

The impact on the Chinese is not a cure, but a greater number of deaths … and more government control.

Those sick, dying, and dead are completely overwhelming the hospitals, ordinary healthcare, crematoriums, the infrastructure – everything.

Literally, dead bodies are being buried in mass graves or burned en masse.

The power of the state – the use of government – to solve problems always creates greater problems and slows progress.

China is an example of this.

People – even if only slightly sick – are dragged to inhumane camps – literally death camps.

They call it the “Peoples War” against epidemic.

Thugs in white hazard suits drag these people by force from their homes into an area where they will only get worse and die. They are treated like criminals, not like humans.

You’re not wearing a mask? To the death camp.

Know someone sick? To the death camp.

Have a fever? You and everyone you know to the death camp … to die.

7. What about the quality of the drugs being administered for Coronavirus?

No one trusts the quality control for medications and drugs developed in China.

Because so many medications sold in the U.S. are made in China, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) keeps U.S. inspectors in China to monitor drug production. But all the inspectors have been recalled because of the Coronavirus. They won’t be back anytime soon – probably not for a year or more.

Would you trust an antibiotic from China when there are no FDA inspectors monitoring manufacturing quality? How about a cancer treatment?

In a sense, China intentionally or unintentionally could be weaponizing our medical system against us…

Even processed vitamins are made in China. Be sure to take only those made in the U.S.

Follow the advice of trusted nutritional experts such as Dr. Bruce West and his Health Alert newsletter.

8. Possible economic and healthcare problems ahead in the U.S.

There are now more than 30 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the U.S.

It’s possible we’ll see our own urgent care, emergency rooms and doctor’s offices overwhelmed with flu patients worried that they have Coronavirus.

It’s been reported that 5,000 U.S. citizens have quarantined themselves out of fear of contracting Coronavirus.

If you are concerned, it’s best to see a doctor now rather than later.

And, since China is the number one producer of latex gloves, face masks and other medical supplies, it’s likely there will be a major shortage of these and other items.

China could basically shut down our healthcare system … as 97% of all antibiotics and 80% of the active pharmaceutical ingredients for drug production come from China.

Fentanyl and Propofol are made in China…

Antidepressants, HIV/AIDS medicines, medications for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, epilepsy, diabetes and more all come from China.

China is the number one pharmacy provider in the world. It dominates the pharmaceutical industry.

If China shuts down these exports, there will be major problems – not just in the U.S., but worldwide.

9. Socialism always fails. It never produces the utopia it promises.

Socialism’s history has been a history of oppression and death…

Central economic planning crushes the middle class and widens the gap between the rich elite central planners and everyone else.

Why?

John Dalberg-Acton – Lord Acton – explained the problem this way: “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and the other socialist presidential candidates do not understand the corrupting influence of extensive government power and control.

Here are just a couple of the characteristics of a socialist government:

  • Socialism tramples the rights of the individual for the sake of the “collective” – which really is just another term for the elite government leaders.
  • Socialism uses the coercion and force of the State to oppress its opposition – those not fully in lock-step support of the government order.

These characteristics of complete government control are the fuel that could create the largest health crisis and the largest human rights crisis the world has ever seen.

Only in a free society in which:

  • corrupt government leaders can’t do widespread harm to citizens
  • people’s self-interests are used for good, not as a means to gain power
  • individual rights are protected, not abused

… will life’s greatest problems and challenges be solved.

Socialist government policies create slavery and death.

Free enterprise policies create ingenuity and freedom.

10. Please pray for the people of China – and for all those infected with the Coronavirus.

Chinese Christians are asking for prayer:

  • that the spread of the disease will be halted
  • that a cure will be found soon

Christians in Singapore and in North Korea are finding the disease spreading quickly in their churches. Pray for them as well.

Remember that God is still on the throne. He is in control.

And He sees the “big picture” which we cannot see. He has purposes and reasons for allowing things like this to happen which our finite minds cannot comprehend.

“The Lord of hosts has sworn saying, ‘Surely, just as I have intended so it has happened, and just as I have planned so it will stand.’” (Isaiah 14:24)

Pray that this terrible situation will result in the spread of the Gospel. We do know that God does not wish any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

(2 Peter 3:9)
My addition to article: (9. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you,[a] not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.)


This isn't an act of God. This is an act of evil men playing god, again. Seeking to spread fear and insure population control at a maximum. A viral weapon let loose.
"The evil that men do...." (IMO of course).
The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.
William Shakespeare
there has been Plagues wipe out 1/3 of world population, today to equal that would be about 3 billion people don’t think this is going to wipe out 3 billion
 

wolfwint

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Warning: 10 Disturbing Facts About Coronavirus, Socialism and Your Health
Craig Huey
February 21, 2020

It’s like a strange apoplectic movie…

It’s a deadly, fast-spreading disease…

It’s causing an inhumane, repressive reaction of oppression, coercion, and terror from socialist dictators … and a tangled web of lies, cover ups, and myths.

Tragically, it’s turning the world upside down.

In just a few months Coronavirus has surpassed the global death total of the SARS epidemic in 2002-2003. It has now spread to more than 27 countries.

Some scientists predict one-third of all human beings will get it. Others say far less.

Some say the death rate is 2% … others say it’s 15%.

So what’s going on?

Here are 10 disturbing facts you should know about this growing danger:

  1. China is lying about what they are doing to the sick and how they are handling the dead.

It’s typical government propaganda.

The socialist/communist government has controlled all news about those who are sick, dying, or dead.

They are controlling all the news about the inhumane treatment the socialist government is inflicting against the people.

And they are controlling the news about how this has all started.

But Senator Tom Cotton and other scientists believe Coronavirus may have come from one of 40 Chinese biochemical labs.

In other words, a bioweapon accidentally exposed the lab.

Suspiciously, the Chinese government has refused help from the U.S. – and all outside information to help – in determining the exact genetic sequence of virus being evaluated by worldwide labs.

  • Coronavirus spreads in new, dangerous ways.

The virus spreads through coughing and sneezing – similar to the flu – and from breathing it. But there’s much more…

It can enter through your eyes…

It can come through your food or drink…

Worse, it can live for 9 to 12 days on anything … some say longer.

It can be on an elevator button … a door handle … a water faucet.

It can be on money you touch … the drinking glass you hold … the spoon at a buffet.

3. You can have Coronavirus and show no signs for a long time.

First we were told the incubation period was 7 days.

Then it was 10 days … then 14 days … then 24 days…

A forehead thermometer with a normal reading isn’t proof that a person doesn’t have the virus.

And remember, many cases are mild…

Like the flu, most people survive Coronavirus. Most wouldn’t know the difference between Coronavirus and traditional flu.

4. What you can do to protect yourself and your family

Wash your hands!

Use wipes and germ-killing gel.

Build up your immune system … which may be of little help if it’s as resistant as some claim.

Stay away from people who might have it.

Stay away from anything that could put you in danger… even cruise ships.

There’s not much more you can do.

5. What about a cure?

The socialist government of China is trying to find a cure and a prevention vaccination … but government never does this well.

In the U.S., private companies are working overtime to discover vaccinations and cures.

It’s the difference between an inefficient bureaucracy [Socialism] and the profit motivation [Free Enterprise].

Expect the private sector to beat their government.

But it could take 3 or 4 months…

Even after an effective vaccine is thought to have been developed, extensive animal testing, followed by extensive human testing, will need to be done before the vaccine can be manufactured in large quantities and made available to the public.

Hopefully the U.S. government/FDA will stay out of the way so lives can be saved.
The health thing is one side, the oeconomic desaster will be much greater. Even it is man made ore not. It will change our present way of life. We are in the beginning (i speak from europe) and the people got grazy. In some weaks it will be much more worse. For us believers of course a challange to proof our faith and a oportunity to share the gospel. And for the unbelievers hopefully a situation to think about their own life and turn to God.
And because we are in endtime this pandemy can lead to the antichrist and his ruling time.
 
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I think it is a social experiment to see how well we respond to a soft demonstration of police state action.
People can't gather in groups larger than ten. The number was higher before this latest decision was announced.
What's that to mean? Can't gather in public? How about private?
What's that say about department stores where there are hundreds literally fighting for cases of water, bread, tp, and alcohol?

This year is going to be the next baby boom. People self quarantine. They stocked with plenty to eat, plenty of alcohol to drink, judging from the empty shelves at the liquor store that's attached to the local Sam's club here. What do they have time to do when they're staying home from work and inside all day?

This thing is getting to be really stupid. And it doesn't take much to notice that.
Restaurants are not allowed to seat people. Everything has to be by delivery, which means Grub Hub and all the others are making bank! Or , take-out. Right! And that food is prepared by human hands, in the kitchen of those restaurants, where social distancing isn't possible.

Meanwhile, department stores, grocery stores, full of people, no ten person limit, are busy. And everyone in those buildings are breathing each others air because there is no influx of fresh air. And their touching merchandise that they're not necessarily buying.

Sam's club is closing early every day in our area to disinfect the store and make it safe for next day. What are they doing? Going around with Lyson wipes and going over every piece of merch. that could have come in contact with the hands of an infected person? Then walking down all the aisles all through the store and spraying Lysol spray in the air to disinfect that way?

What do they do for all those trucks delivering to their loading docks. What are they doing to disinfect the incoming merchandise? Are the trucks disinfected between runs? By the way, the log-book rules for truckers are suspended indefinitely during this time. Drive as long as you can or want to make those deliveries.
It's good practice for something more serious up to a point. Disaster readiness is always a good thing, but it's unusual to see an international response.
 
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The health thing is one side, the oeconomic desaster will be much greater. Even it is man made ore not. It will change our present way of life. We are in the beginning (i speak from europe) and the people got grazy. In some weaks it will be much more worse. For us believers of course a challange to proof our faith and a oportunity to share the gospel. And for the unbelievers hopefully a situation to think about their own life and turn to God.
And because we are in endtime this pandemy can lead to the antichrist and his ruling time.
Let's let the Lord decide when end times are. I was too focused on end times, when the main message of the Bible is salvation, and living in peace, not death and destruction. But there are many troubling . microbe issues that have been studied for decades, and sanitizing things - keeping the house clean - is vital. So is clearing the temple of our lives.

Spiritual uncleanness is far more important to avoid.
 
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Agreed with most of this post, but couldn't figure out the Mexican nun part. Achoo! I better get some hot whisky and honey, I think I'm coming down with a bout of the ol' Corona... :)
Just find a honey - who can buy you a Corona. But not a Mexican nun!
 
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It's good practice for something more serious up to a point. Disaster readiness is always a good thing, but it's unusual to see an international response.
This whole thing about Corona is suspect The spread being so rapid is one thing. Like the person stopped by airport security weeks ago. She was supposedly carrying dead birds in her bags and she was inbound to the U.S from China.
That sounds fake. Who doesn't know a customs stop awaits any foreign traveler into any country? And she's packing dead birds. Which means if it was a carry-on, everyone in the cabin could be impacted. If it was check-in, all the throwers could be made sick.

But, does it sound plausible? Or does it sound like a really bad script for this horror story we've all been reading and hearing about for weeks now?

Who here is into end of the world prophecy? Does any of this coincide?
 
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The health thing is one side, the oeconomic desaster will be much greater. Even it is man made ore not. It will change our present way of life. We are in the beginning (i speak from europe) and the people got grazy. In some weaks it will be much more worse. For us believers of course a challange to proof our faith and a oportunity to share the gospel. And for the unbelievers hopefully a situation to think about their own life and turn to God.
And because we are in endtime this pandemy can lead to the antichrist and his ruling time.[/QU

I know this is a bit tinfoil hat of me, but Is it possible that this "crisis" will create an opportunity for Marshal Law, validate crushing Free Speech and empower a world system to "protect" the population?
 

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It is thinkable. Anyhow the antichristsystem will be established. But my thought is not based on any special revealation from our heavenly father. It came only in my mind, because of the technical progress and the present world situation, which will change a lot in this world.
What ever comes I know we are in our fathers hand. This to know is the most important for me.