The Wuhan virus should be taken seriously. I discuss my previous skepticism about flu/virus scares. I relay some new asbout the Wuhan coronavirus that is NOT aired in American media. I end with some suggestions about how to proceed. Not surprisingly, washing of hands is a good idea. However, I do criticize some standing things that are taken as normal.
I pass along cited reports that the virus is an accidental leak from the biological warfare lab in Wuhan. Reportedly, it was engineered to have a long latency period and be quickly mutating, so that no vaccine could be made for it. Unfortunately, the news also includes a higher death count from China that we are hearing.
(Other Christian ministries won’t cite others. Scholars do. Broadcast minister suffer the peanut gallery, especially if some other ministry is named. Look, so what if I don’t agree 100% with some other minister? As long as I think he is honest and what I am citing is important to think about any other minor disagreement is just insignificant. Grow up. )
However, the good news is that we are NOT hearing that those who contract the flu necessarily die. As is usual, those in good health stand to recover. The infirm, elderly, and very young are at most risk — normally — and it would seem, this time as well. It would be a good idea, surely, under those circumstances to take extra precaution for our children. Just sensible precaution. This may NOT include a vaccine for your little ones, but you might want to research real CDC info and discuss the idea with your trusted wellness professional. The vaccine worries that I know about apply only to very small developing brains and not to adult ones, but again, you might want to check with a trusted physician.
BTW, I found an infuriating article, posing as research, advertised on a browser : about “vaccine reluctant parents.” Of course, I can not find it, hidden along with many articles that are not so insidiously venomous, but just troubling. Anyway, this “research” supposedly wonders why parents are reluctant and ends up attacking anyone who has a moral code. There is no recognition that the leaders of the “anti-vaxxers” are world-class researchers, world class and well respected until they asked very obvious questions about safety — and then they were persecuted, lied about, vilified, and exonerated. So, duh, there are scientific questions about safety. Then there are sociological, political, and common sense questions about the authoritarian monied campaign to keep that fact from the public. Now there is question about why the attack on folks who are concerned about their children’s safety. And why, why, why, this covert (if clear) attack on people who have moral commitments. My guess is, that means Christians. Are Christians over-represented in the “anti-vaxxer” campaign? I wouldn’t have predicted that. However, Christians with deep convictions… who are knowledgeable…. maybe so!
Will try to keep a couple of our great interview available. One on vaccine safety and the other on how to keep yourself safe from flu and cold — both from doctors.
Working to get you easy access to previous interviews without opening ourselves up to hacking.