Good news about the Corona virus
Health experts are admitting that their initial projections were extreme
By Craig C. White
Hi Beloved of Jesus. I want to share a little encouraging news regarding the Corona virus. Real life experience with the virus is turning out to be much less extreme than early reports had suggested. Initially it was reported that the Corona virus had about a 3.5 percent fatality rate. Meaning that 3 1/2 out of one hundred people who contracted the virus were expected to die from it. Turns out that the real life fatality rate is proving much much lower. The actual percentage so far has been 0.22 percent world wide. That means that basically two people out of one thousand people who have contracted the disease have died. The numbers are actually even lower than that considering that that number includes people who already had severe underlying health issues. These are people who were expected to die from other causes. These severely sick people represent about half of all deaths counted in the Corona virus calculation. So the real number is closer to 0.11 percent or one in one thousand. The fatality rate has been worse in countries that don’t have good medical systems or resources. Meaning that we can expect a better than 0.11 percent fatality rate in places that are handling the virus outbreak effectively. The 0.11 percent fatality rate is equal to the fatality rate of the typical flu. By the way as more data is gathered these number are trending downward.
The UK adjusted their expected Corona deaths from 500,000 to just 20,000 using actual results. Again about half or 10,000 of these anticipated deaths are people who will likely die of other causes. Some health experts are now admitting that their initial projections were extreme.
Don’t worry too much. About 81% of people who contract the Corona virus exhibit mild symptoms. In the US only about 61 out of 100,000 people who test positively for the Corona virus are hospitalized.
Do I think that the Corona virus is prophesied in the Bible? No. I do think that the Corona virus has given a lot of people the opportunity to examine their own mortality and hopefully has turned some to seek God.
Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, 28 so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.
We will all give an account of ourselves to God. Jesus is coming soon. Why not get to know him beforehand so he can greet you as a friend. The other alternative is to endure a terrible period of time on earth filled with war and famine and true pestilence. This day is coming soon!
Luke 21:11 And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.
King Solomon said a prayer for the people of Israel in time of plague and disease. It turns out that Solomon included all men in his prayer. Solomon asked God to hear the prayer of any man who recognized the plague in his own heart. So praying to God about the Corona virus is most appropriate.
1Kings 8:37 If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, or if there be caterpiller; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their cities; whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there be;
38 What prayer and supplication soever be made by any man, or by all thy people Israel, which shall know every man the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this house:
39 Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men;)
Don’t worry. Be close to God. Be well and God bless you, Craig C. White