Of course, the Covid 19 Disease and all new diseases and new strains of pathogens coming on earth are endtime diseases. Because they are occurring in our days. Even though Coronaviruses have been in existence for hundreds of years, Covid 19 is a newly evolved coronavirus disease. It is a new strain of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-Cov). SARS-Cov occurred in southern China in November 2002. But the new strain, called SARS-CoV-2 was officially reported in late December 2019 in Wuhan China, hence the nickname Covid 19.
The occurrence and evolvement of new diseases and strains of pathogens in the world are prophesied in the christian Bible. But are solutions and human search for treatment and eradication Satan’s work? The Lord Jesus prophesied concerning occurrences of diseases in the days to the end of the world in the Christian Bible. He said that when the world was coming to an end, “there shall be famines, and pestilences (diseases), and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows” (Matthew 24:7, 8).
But cure and treatment cannot be said to be evil. Reliefs, help and treatment can only come from the Lord. Should we say that provision of foodstuffs and medicines to help alleviate the sufferings of people in famine-striking areas and evacuation exercises and treatment of people affected by earthquakes agenda of Satan? Can we say that eradication of smallpox and polio with vaccines works of Satan? If Satan has healed the world from these deadly diseases, then why are Christians chasing him to kill him and calling fire from heaven to burn him? If prophecies are given, it is humans who do something to prevent, help or solve it. God uses humans to do good things. Devils would not help to solve an outbreak of pandemic, they would rather discourage and prevent relief and solution and flame the situation so that many would die and more pains and sorrows occur.
Satan and demons do not solve problems, heal or stop an evil, they would prefer that the people suffer and die, they only kill and destroy, and never help or heal. Only God is a healer and a helper in times of human sufferings and pains. The Lord helps in our troubles and save out of the distresses on earth. He brings us “out of darkness and the shadow of death”, and break the “bands in sunder. Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! (Psalms 107:13-15)
The Lord uses humans to save and help humans and Satan uses humans to kill and destroy humans. Healing and treatment and helps are from people who are ordained by God to help humans, genuine helpers are not from Satan. The emergent solutions to Covid 19 are definitely not satanic agenda. There is the urgent need of treatment of Covid 19, else many more would die and more harm would be done to families and homes and to the national economies. The urgency by governments is necessary, we must encourage them and their force to ensure that the public are vaccinated against Covid 19. The governments’ actions are not evil, they are acting on God’s mandate, and not on Satan’s agenda.
Covid 19 disease is killing millions, raging homes and tearing many livelihood apart, has halted economies and disrupted national programs. Only God will act urgently to save lives and livelihood, Satan will wish that the death toll and the destruction continue, and so he will use many agents to fight against God’s efforts. Many of those who are against the emergency programs of governments are not offering any alternate solutions, rather they are discouraging the global efforts by conspiracy theories and protests to sway many people away from receiving treatment.
Why Are Such Emergencies For Covid 19, But Not Such Against Other Coronavirus Diseases?
There are seven coronaviruses which are afflicting humans till date. But why is Covid 19 receiving more emergencies than the others? Why are vaccines for Covid 19 and not for the others? The reason why there are no such emergencies against other coronaviruses and other diseases is that they are not affecting lives, economies and national programs in a scale as Covid 19. Covid 19 is become pandemic or a global disease and the rate of transmission and death is uncontrollable.
As at February 28, 2021, 07:45 GMT, Covid 19 has killed 2,537,833 and infected 114,394,162. The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 219 countries and territories of the world.
The mode of transmission, which is through the respiratory tract by the air we breathe in our vicinity from persons who are infected, and the ability of the virus to suspense in the air and remain on surfaces for some hours, make it difficult to avoid infection. These are some of the reasons why there is such governmental urgency and force in Covid 19 situation.
There will soon be restrictions and use of Covid 19 Permits and Vaccination Cards for accessing public utilities and international travels, without which one cannot travel to other countries. The Covid 19 vaccines are not new, they are modified mRNA vaccines used for years to treat cancer, Johnson and Johnson vaccines are modified flu vaccines. They have nothing to do with antichrist, all the arguments against the disease and vaccines are superstitious. The conspiracy theory that there might be human error or laboratory involvement in its outbreak cannot be denied as there are reports of countries with stocks of smallpox arsenals.
Coronaviruses Are Not New
Coronavirus disease outbreak was first reported among human race as far back in 8000 BCE. Records showed that “the most recent common ancestor (MRCA) of all coronaviruses is estimated to have existed as recently as 8000 BCE, although some models place the common ancestor as far back as 55 million years or more, implying long term coevolution with bat and avian species”, according to Wikipedia.
The term “coronavirus” refers to a large group of viruses known to affect birds and mammals, including humans. COVID-19, which first appeared in China in December 2019, is a type of coronavirus. Coronaviruses are named for the spiky projections on their surface. These resemble the points on a crown. Corona means “crown” in Latin. There are hundreds of coronaviruses, but only seven are known to affect people. Four human coronaviruses only cause mild cold- or flu-like symptoms. Three other coronaviruses pose more serious risks.
Types Of Human Coronaviruses
There are seven types of human coronaviruses. All the seven types cause upper respiratory infections. Symptoms resemble those of the common cold or flu and may include:
- nasal congestion
- sore throat
- headaches and
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), coronaviruses occasionally cause complications in the lower respiratory tract, such as pneumonia.
These complications are among:
- older adults
- people with other illnesses or weakened immune systems
The seven coronaviruses that affect humans can be categorized into two groups; four common human coronaviruses and three others; SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, and SARS-CoV-2 or Covid 19. The four common human coronaviruses are mild and pose less risk to people. But the three; SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, and SARS-CoV-2 or Covid 19 are more dangerous. They originated in animals and were transmitted to humans and pose greater risks to people.
Common Human Coronaviruses
These are four viruses, namely;
These four common human coronaviruses usually cause mild to moderate symptoms. Most people around the world will develop at least one of these viral infections over their lifetime. Those who contract these viruses are able to recover on their own most of the time
The Three Other Human Coronaviruses
The three additional coronaviruses originated as animal infections. Over time, these viruses evolved and were eventually transmitted to humans.
These coronaviruses pose more serious risks to human health. They’re described below.
SARS-CoV causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the first human cases appeared in southern China in November 2002. SARS-CoV may have originated in bats and were transmitted to other animals before infecting humans.
During the 2002-2003 epidemic, more than 8,000 people in 26 countries around the world contracted SARS. There were 774 reported deaths.
The outbreak was contained in mid-2003 with the implementation of infection control practices such as isolation and quarantine. Since then, a handful of cases have occurred due to laboratory accidents.
There are currently no reported cases of SARS transmission in the world. However, if the virus re-emerges, it could pose a significant threat to the public.
MERS-CoV causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). According to WHO, it emerged in September 2012 in Saudi Arabia, although initial cases were later traced back to Jordan. Humans contract MERS-CoV through contact with camels that have contracted the infection. The virus is also transmitted by coming into very close contact with a person who has the infection. Since 2012, 27 countries have reported more than 2,400 MERS cases. To date, the majority of cases have occurred in Saudi Arabia.
In 2015, an outbreak in South Korea led to 186 cases and 36 deaths. According to the CDC, this outbreak originated with a traveler returning from the Middle East. According to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDPC), there were more than 200 cases of MERS-CoV reported in 2019. Health authorities around the world continue to monitor MERS cases.
SARS-CoV-2 causes COVID-19. This new coronavirus appeared in Wuhan, China, in late December 2019 after health officials noticed an increase in pneumonia cases with no known cause. These cases have since been linked to a market selling seafood and poultry. Though the virus likely evolved from an animal source, its exact source is unknown.
Within a few months, SARS-CoV-2 has spread to hundreds of countries around the world after being transmitted through person-to-person contact. As at now, it is affecting 219 countries and territories of the world.
Covid 19 Vaccines And The Protests
Protest against vaccines by groups of scientists, including medical doctors, and civil groups, traditional healers, local folks and clergies are not new. There had been such protests from these same groups against vaccines over the years. Protests by some members of the medical profession are more confusing because this group is supposed to know best than all the other griouod, and so they tend to be more shameful in their actions. But their arguments against the virus and the vaccines are not new, there had been protests from them over the years.
The members from the medical profession who protest against viral infections should know that viral infections cannot be treated with normal medications. But they have no expert idea in virology and vaccinology, neither are they pharmacists, so they speak on suspicions. There were such arguments when smallpox vaccine was developed in 1798 and the flu vaccine in 1942. Many people, including these medical doctors and civil groups and clergies of churches held protests in United States and across the world to incriminate and superstitiously resist the smallpox and flu vaccines.
Many people would die of Covid 19 if vaccines are not immediately available. But all the people cannot be vaccinated soon until in a year or two time, because the vaccines are not enough. From the current production rate of a little more than 2 to 3 billion doses a year from Pfizer/Biotech, Modena, Oxford/AstraZeneca and Johnson and Johnson combined (the Russian and Chinese productions have little information, so they cannot be included), to reach all the 8 billion people on earth will be in about two years time till the end of 2022.
In Spite of Vaccines Personal Preventive Measures Should Continue
Vaccines do not eradicate diseases immediately after their introduction and application, it takes time for the viruses to reduce to untreatable level. And even as it stands now, many people would have to wait till a whole year or two before they can be vaccinated. Before that time, even those who have vaccinated would still have to protect themselves. It should be the responsibility of every individual to prevent coronavirus infections as well all the other viral respiratory infections such as the common flu.
Preventing Coronavirus And Other Viral Respiratory Infections
Protect yourself from getting sick
- wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
- avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Stay away from people as much as possible
- Don’t go to public if it’s not necessary
Protect others when you are sick
- stay home while you are sick
- avoid close contact with others
- cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
- clean and disinfect objects and surfaces
- Use mouth and nose masks
Until all the 8 billion people on earth are vaccinated and Covid 19 is eradicated or bring to harmless level as flu and smallpox, stay safe and protected. And as much as possible stay away from public gatherings, remain with your family at home and don't go out if it's not necessary.