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 Coronavirus confirmed as pandemic

The coronavirus outbreak has been labelled a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).

WHO chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the number of cases outside China had increased 13-fold over the past two weeks.

He said he was "deeply concerned" by "alarming levels of inaction" over the virus.

A pandemic is a disease that is spreading in multiple countries around the world at the same time.

However Dr Tedros said that calling the outbreak a pandemic did not mean the WHO was changing its advice about what countries should do.

He called on governments to change the course of the outbreak by taking "urgent and aggressive action".

"Several countries have demonstrated that this virus can be suppressed and controlled," he said.

"The challenge for many countries who are now dealing with large clusters or community transmission is not whether they can do the same - it's whether they will."

Governments had to "strike a fine balance between protecting health, minimising disruption and respecting human life".

"We're in this together to do the right things with calm and protect the citizens of the world. It's doable," he said.

read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-51839944


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 2020/3/11 13:04Profile
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Coronavirus Is 10 Times Deadlier Than Seasonal Flu, Fauci Says
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-11/fauci-warns-coronavirus-far-more-lethal-than-seasonal-flu


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 2020/3/11 19:01Profile
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 Re:

In another thread I wrote:
"It is wise to be vigilent and make some preparations for you and your family etc..."
"I would say watch this space and buckle up, it could get quite bumpy..."
Now here we are.
I didn't want to comment what we should do and how we should prepare. Because I remember in the past such discussions often ended up rather "not very constructive"

I understand what Martin Luther said. But if we are the first ones who need help or are infected we are no good to anyone. Any constructive comments are welcome

 2020/3/11 23:47Profile
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 Re: Coronavirus confirmed as pandemic

Hello brothers and sisters :)

Quick question, all responses appreciated!

Understanding that we each spend “quiet time” with the Lord on a daily and thereby receiving directly from HIM🙏🏻

Have any of the saints that might read this received any mention about this (virus) from the Lord Himself or is all this information coming from a different source?

I can honestly say (for me) He hasn’t even acknowledged it in our time together-
It’s important to hear directly from the Lord, allowing Him to provide our daily bread (source material) else we are feasting on the world and will inevitably be conformed into its image and will be ineffective in being light and salt (witnesses for Christ).


“so that you may be innocent and pure as God's perfect children, who live in a world of corrupt and sinful people. You must shine among them like stars lighting up the sky, “

Now this situation is indeed an opportunity to allow our faith in our most precious and powerful God to shine forth acting as a light to lead those whom might seek Him out of the darkness and confusion of a fearful world system into His glorious kingdom 😇🙏🏻


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 2020/3/12 7:02Profile
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Fletcher asked:
"Have any of the saints that might read this received any mention about this (virus) from the Lord Himself..."
"It’s important to hear directly from the Lord..."
But there are no scripture references to support this.Therefore it is kind of irrelevant.

The Bible clearly tells us about the consequences of not honoring and obeying the Lord.
He warned Israel about "Babylon" etc. - and those warnings are still valid for us today.
Many of the older saints tried to warn us about the consequences of the spiritual decline.
False gospels are preached everywhere and many "churches" have become big businesses
We know what the Lord did to those money changers in the Temple.
I have witnessed the spiritual decline myself over many years.That's why I wrote: "I don't think we realise how far the world has fallen.
We have seen a steady spiritual decline, but don't seem to understand the consequences."

But we continue to have a lot of discussions here on SI that are not really relevant to the time and situation we live in.
But thank you everyone for some truly biblical input and insight.

 2020/3/27 20:34Profile
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"It’s important to hear directly from the Lord..."

You wrote-
“But there are no scripture references to support this.Therefore it is kind of irrelevant.”

Surely you jest?
Honestly if you are being sincere and truly don’t know these scriptures then it would be futile to continue a discourse on this subject...


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