Regarding the coronavirus, this is a complex situation with so many conflicting reports and speculations. What we do know for sure is that it is causing widespread panic across the globe, with some wondering if this is part of the end-times signs prophesied in the Bible.
It began in Wuhan, China. Surprisingly enough, it happened just as there were uprisings against the Chinese government. The protestors were being rounded up and imprisoned, and the news media was shut down – as well as other news organizations. But the virus infections didn’t happen until it seems that things were getting out of hand. Could it be that the virus was unleashed on the protestors in an attempt to quell their protests? We all know that communist China is fully capable of killing off dissidents. If that be the case, then perhaps the government acted irrationally and without forethought – not knowing the ramifications if this untried biological weapon were used indiscriminately.
Panic of the public has sent stock prices plummeting, and there are fears that commerce may soon come to a standstill. They know that with commerce coming to a standstill because of this illness that it’s only a matter of time that the marketplace will falter and goods will become scarce.
Meanwhile, Rush Limbaugh says,
“It looks like the coronavirus is being weaponized as yet another element to bring down Donald Trump… The drive-by media hype of this thing as a pandemic, as the Andromeda strain, as, ‘Oh my God, if you get it, you’re dead,’ do you know what the — I think the survival rate is Ninety-eight percent. Ninety-eight percent of people who get the coronavirus survive. It’s a respiratory system virus. It probably is a ChiCom laboratory experiment that is in the process of being weaponized. All superpower nations weaponize bioweapons. They experiment with them.… Do not misunderstand. I’m not trying to get you to let your guard down… But we’re not talking about something here that’s gonna wipe out your town or your city if it finds its way there.” – source
What about the SARS virus that hit from late 2002 to the summer of 2003? That was contained. The death rate was also said to be higher than what we’re seeing with the coronavirus. But that virus only spread to 17 countries, whereas the coronavirus that began in December has already spread to 67 countries and territories as of early March 1. Just the night before, that number was 64. And some say the number of infections and deaths may be higher than what’s being reported.
Then there’s this:
CDC walks back coronavirus panic: ‘US risk remains low’ days after saying outbreak will happen & ‘could be bad’
In a news conference on Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control warned the public that the coronavirus outbreak on American soil is inevitable. “We are asking the American public to prepare for the expectation that this might be bad,” said CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases Director Dr. Nancy Messonnier,” as reported by the New York Times. “It’s not so much of a question of if this will happen in this country anymore but a question of when this will happen.” Then on Friday, just three days later, Messonnier suddenly downplayed the virus and asserted that the risk to the American public “remains low.”
Which report are we to believe?
Coronavirus may be “Disease X,’ World Health Organization expert warns
The deadly coronavirus is looking a lot like the theoretical “Disease X” that officials have long warned could spark a dangerous pandemic, a World Health Organization expert said. Marion Koopmans, a member of WHO’s emergency committee, said the virus is the first to meet the criteria of the so-called “Disease X” — defined as a quick-spreading and unpredictable illness caused by a previously unknown pathogen, Daily Express reported. – source
Researchers Find 61.5% Of Coronavirus Patients with Severe Pneumonia Won’t Survive
According to a study published in the Lancet on Friday, February 21, patients who are especially vulnerable to severe COVID-19 infections – a group that includes the very old, very young and those with co-occurring conditions – die at a higher rate from COVID-19 than they did from SARS and MERS. – source
The Coronavirus May Have Leaked from a Lab
The People’s Liberation Army’s top expert in biological warfare, Maj. Gen. Chen Wei, was dispatched to Wuhan at the end of January to help with the effort to contain the outbreak. According to the PLA Daily, Chen has been researching coronaviruses since the SARS outbreak of 2003, as well as Ebola and anthrax. This would not be her first trip to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, either, since it is one of only two bio-weapons research labs in all of China.
The novel coronavirus, now known as SARS-CoV-2, may have escaped from that very lab, and the deadly SARS virus has escaped — twice — from the Beijing lab where it was (and probably is) being used in experiments. Both “man-made” epidemics were quickly contained, but neither would have happened at all if proper safety precautions had been taken. – source
As I said, the virus is now affecting 67 countries and territories. The vast majority of infections and deaths are in China with nearly 80,000 cases and close to 2,900 deaths. You can see figures in other countries at Worldometers.
These are scary numbers, and they’re rising hourly, but the Wuhan coronavirus is not considered a pandemic… yet. The flu is still killing more people. Thank God we have a degree of immunity in our country.
So, is this virus manmade or God-ordained and imposed?
It could be both.
Is it part of the end-times signs prophesied in the Bible?
The plagues in the book of Revelation will be worse. But the end-time signs given in the Bible have converged like never before, and appear to be a foretaste of what’s coming during the last seven years before Christ’s return for those who are left behind to face it.
Jesus said, “When you see these things begin to happen, look up, for your redemption draweth nigh [your redemption is coming soon].”