‘Coronavirus‘,or ‘Covid-19’ , a term which has caused thousands of casualties and has affected millions of homosapiens directly and billions indirectly , has become a humanitarian crisis .There have been several decades since the world has seen such a global threat which has grown so rapidly that the countries like USA, UK, Italy, and several […]
This is the response I left Avi after reading his post. Are you willing to give us both a read and share your thoughts on this matter? Thanks, dear followers, for your honest feedback. PTH
“As to the pandemic, my amazement is twofold:
1. That 2.9 billion citizens can be manipulated and panicked so completely by media.
2. That so few can contextualize the information they’re given, and draw their own conclusions.
For example, I live in the Midwest at the heart of North America. I will give only a few distinctions between here and places CCP virus has hit so hard:
In provinces of C. w/ highest death toll often have air quality indexes on a scale highly polluted to toxic, w/ point values between 90-110.
MW. air quality is very clean w/ ratings in range of 25-35.
C. provinces w/ high death rate also share very high rates of smoking, especially among males.
MW. states have much lower death rates and much lower rates of smokers.
C. has a robust economy, but it’s a command economy. Therefore, it may not be legal for businesses to adapt to practices that protect the health of their employees or neighbors.
MW. the economy under President T made astounding recovery reaching pinnacle before virus. Small businesses are the lifeblood of American employment. These small companies have historically owned great freedoms of choice to remain adaptable, therefore flexible to offer solutions to their employees and neighbors in crisis.
However, we now share a world not under the rule of law, but under the rule of “emergency powers”. Millions around the globe have suffered from this disease AND have had their human rights stripped.
My greatest concern?
Freedom of Worship.
In my home state of Minnesota and in my home city of St. Paul, we have not retained our “inalienable” rights to join together in worship. We who follow Christ lost Easter. Jews lost the Passover and many even Pesach. Muslims are banned from Ramadan. Our numerous neighbors of SE Asian descent (Vietnamese, Thai, Laotian, Hmong, Karen) reel from being barred from their temples.
Walmart and Target stores are deemed “essential businesses” and remain open with health directives: masking, social distance, etc.
Yet, all houses of worship are classified as ” non-essential”.
This is why I fast for my State. Our G-d is worthy of continuous remembrance, honor, gratitude, praise, and worship. This bleak morning with frigid rain, (Yes, it’s only 49deg. here on May 17) we go to worship outside on the steps of our capitol. This is not an act of defiance to our Governor, but an act of compliance to the laws of the King of the Universe.
May the faithful of the world find courage and hope in Him this day!
Friend, thanks for your article!