The false prophets of Coronavirus

Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden and a host of others in the Democratic Party stable are trying to make the case that Donald Trump is at fault for spreading coronavirus in the United States and around the world. Biden said on Monday’s MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” “The whole question on crises is how much credibility a president has…No matter who the president is, [he] speaks for the nation, and gives great concern to and/or brings some solace to the rest of the world. And this president has–this is not a political comment. It’s a literal comment–He has no credibility on this issue.” Other Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Michael Bloomberg and the media say the same.

They are repeating that President Trump has called the current flu scare a hoax (not true), and that he has no plan on how to prevent spread of the virus in the US. They are calling it “Trumpvirus” in a New York Times editorial, and are spreading fear across the nation with their comments. Let’s look at the facts so far provided by the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and other organizations. There are 91,320 confirmed cases of coronavirus worldwide. There have been 3,118 deaths reported (a little over 3%). 48,155 have recovered. China, with 80,151 cases, leads the world with South Korea, Italy, and Iran each having over 1,500 cases. The US has 105 confirmed cases and six deaths.

Here is something to think about. The Centers for Disease Control estimates in its weekly Influenza Surveillance Report, “that so far this season there have been at least 32 million flue illnesses, 310,000 hospitalizations and 18,000 deaths from flu.” CDC reported, “The percentage of death attributed to pneumonia and influenza is 6.9 percent, below the epidemic threshold of 7.3 percent…Key indicators that track flu activity remain high but decreased for the second week in a row. Severity indicators (hospitalizations and deaths) remain moderate to low overall, but hospitalization rates differ by age group, with high rates among children and young adults.” Coronavirus in the US is far less a threat than the general flu.

Yet, the Democrats are using scare tactics and politicizing coronavirus. Biden says being presidential is to “bring some solace to the rest of the world,” but he and his political buddies are doing just the opposite. The media is doing the same thing. During times of potential crisis, it is best to keep a level head and focus on the facts. Yes, the coronavirus could explode, especially with the lack of border security, which is something else the democrats are adamant about. You see, what people say and what people do contribute to all of this. Christ said in Matthew 7:15, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” We can see plainly who are the false prophets of coronavirus; their fruits are deception.

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Bill Wilson