Experts from John Hopkins are worried about a second wave of COVID (17). What does this mean for us? A second wave just when the toilet paper is finally making a comeback on the shelves. More quarantine, no eating out, forced to ration what we buy at the store, or with absentee ballots rigging the election. In the grocery store we are subjected to apocalyptic voices droning on and on to wear your mask, stay six feet apart, wash your hands, and only buy what you need. Assistants are directing us when we can come into the store, what line to get into, and what we are allowed to buy. What further restrictions will this mean for the average citizen? Will we hear more news about forced vaccinations or stay at home orders? Will the draconian governors, and mayors force further limits on their residents?
Forced quarantine and mandation of masks have been placed on the whole population by strong-arm tactics of government institutions. People who are telling those they “rule” over that haircuts are not allowed, but at the same time, these politicians go to the salon (12). Government institutions are breaking people’s doors down for “incitement,” when all they did was post videos about protesting lockdowns in Australia (10). Officials even went to the extreme of arresting a pregnant woman (10). These are the “Powers” which our fellow brothers and sisters keep telling us to honor, by pointing to Bible verses out of context. How can someone honor putting citizens in white cubes to be hauled away to undisclosed locations based on suspicion of having COVID (11, 33). For those who are purporting Biblical precepts about following the Word, think about how big brother/rulers/elected officials are stopping church gatherings from occurring which is in direct opposition of the commandment, “25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:25). Also there actions go against the right to peacefully assemble. In this sense, the Scripture reminds us, “29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.” (Acts 5:29). Please realize that control is being used to limit, restrict and stop our religious freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution. Who thought that restrictions would be placed on singing or playing an instrument in church. While rioters would be allowed to gather, but Christian prayer and worship meetings would be shut down and the permits revoked (13)? That mayors and governors would stop churches from opening, give tickets or close parking lots by placing nails in them or police would record license plates at church (13).
Are we free when we are being denied services or not allowed to buy food or do banking if we do not wear a mask? What about these intrusive rules, and actions is for the protection of the people? Virginia Commissioner Oliver had stated that COVID vaccinations will be mandatory except for exemptions (14). Dr. Karen Landers the State Health Officer for Alabama, “weighed in on whether the COVID-19 vaccine would be required or voluntary, saying, “I think that’s to be determined.” (15)
“Arthur Caplan, a bioethicist at New York University’s School of Medicine. But he and several other health policy experts envision vaccine mandates could be instituted and enforced by local governments or employers.” (16) U.S. states and cities can and have forced compulsory vaccinations on citizens.
“Even the general public could be incentivized to get vaccinated. “Oddly enough, the best way to impose a mandate is to reward people with more freedom if they follow that mandate,” Caplan says. For example, with proof of inoculation, you would be able to attend a sporting event “as a reward for doing the right thing,” he says. “And I can imagine people saying, If you want to go to my restaurant, my bowling alley, or my tattoo parlor, then I want to see a vaccine certificate, too.” (16)
In the statement above we read that you would be remunerated for taking the vaccine with a bribe, I mean reward, that you may be denied services if you do not have a vaccine certificate. This is in the beginning stages, we have yet to see the restrictions the second wave may bring. Attendance to schools, and university already require a vaccination, so why is it farfetched to think that the COVID vaccine would be mandatory (16)? You may not be able to travel without the certificate, in Dubai passengers must show a test certificate for negative COVID test (16). So, if these restrictions are already in place who is to say how long it will take to add more?
The words of the Supreme Court from the Prince v. Massachusetts case, the
“right to practice religion freely does not include liberty to expose the community or the child to communicable disease or the latter to ill health or death.” (35)
“the right to practice religion freely does not include liberty to expose the community” (36)
It seems there is precedent set in place for forced vaccinations with this and another case the following is a small excerpt from a summary. Kagalwalla v. Downing,
“(holding that compulsory vaccination of children is constitutionally permissible under most circumstances). More particularly, “a state is not without constitutional control over parental discretion in dealing with children when their physical or mental health is jeopardized.” (37)
If there was a book that foretold what is to happen would you read it? Would you listen to what it said? There is a book that foretells what is coming to our world, it is the Holy Bible.
“17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”(Revelation 3:17).
Let’s face it we are not at the stage where we must have the vaccine to buy or sell, but it is very possible giving the statements above of mandatory vaccinations being required to get services. We already have to wear a mask to go to the store, or even in public in many states, then this vaccination could be in the early stages of fulfilling Bible prophecy. Populations/citizens are getting used to being told what to do, where to eat, what to buy, and even where to go or not go. With the Covid mandates our freedoms are being limited, and sometimes outright stomped on, who is to say what is in the near future?
In a National Geographic article Reiss says federal laws could require proof of a COVID-19 vaccine to get a passport—which would then display an emblem showing your vaccination status (16). Driver’s licenses could be updated in a similar fashion, Caplan says. At work, employee badges could carry vaccination stickers, and a paper certificate from your doctor could serve as vaccine proof for public events. (16)
As far as I am concerned, the best case scenario is this is only a power grab to gain more control by power hunger politicians who deny our freedoms while allowing others to rampage by rioting, looting, and burning cities and neighborhoods. Or the worst-case scenario is this is the beginning of the end and this really is a precursor to the mark the Bible talks about either way the restrictions point to controlling the people.
Either way Does mandating masks, and forcing quarantine work? Several sources are conflicting. Originally World Health Organization (WHO) did not back face masks in public, but with political pressure, they gave in (4). CDC and Who even recommended not to use masks, unless someone is vulnerable (keep in mind this was during the time of mask shortages) (5). Mayo states it does help but needs to be combined with other prevention methods such as washing hands (1).
Several studies have come out against masks use abroad because it is inefficient and harmful (5). A BMJ study found cloth masks specifically to be ineffective,
“have penetration rates as high as 97% according to a BMJ study (which used to stand for the British Medical Journal, but is now titled by its acronym)” (5)
Well, then N95 masks must be the answer? Not entirely, for N95 mask to work, one has to fit it properly, which is rarely done in public use (5).
Since the same masks are worn several times, public use of masks actually increases the risk of COVID (5). One would think we should focus on the vulnerable population and teach them to wear masks correctly; the issue with this is,
“masks sometimes appear to produce increased rates of infection point to the compromised immune function caused by oxygen deprivation, which can also produce harmful effects, particularly for pregnant and asthmatic wearers” (5)
Due to oxygen levels going down with mask use, the immune system becomes weaker. The article I am quoting is from Mises Institute. To make sure I am providing fair and accurate information, I will quote a paragraph early in their article, which provides insight into their intent.
“The point here is not to say that masks are entirely useless in all circumstances. The literature, rather, strongly suggests that the usefulness of masks depends on a significant number of factors—type, fit, length of use, purpose, and circumstances—which are effectively impossible to account for in public universal-masking policies. The science, contrary to the ignorant platitudes we are bombarded with, has not proven that universal masking is effective in viral containment, and has instead provided substantial grounds for skepticism of such a policy.” (5)
Also, they finally conclude.
“They have also long been pointing out detrimental and counterproductive effects of mask wearing, again varying according to the particular situation, which brings up the most important question of mask mandates. Most objections are not to the masks themselves, but to the mandate, and well-documented consequences such as oxygen deprivation should give anybody pause when considering a legal requirement of wearing masks in public. We already see that most people (not just Democrats) wear masks in public regardless of mandates (some, undoubtedly, only so mask warriors leave them alone), but it is entirely irresponsible and unethical to impose such a practice on anybody.” (5)
Daily Caller reports on Dr. Scott Atlas’s interview on Fox News. He states,
“Nobody gives, by the way, publicity to the WHO’s recommendation. ‘They do not recommend masks for the general public.’ Even in their updated note, if you bother to read their whole technical note, they say that, and they are talking about the only time you wear a mask is if you are at risk, high-risk group in an area of widespread transmission of the disease and when you cannot be 3 feet away from someone,” – (6)
Dr. Atlas warns us of the fear being provoked, and sloppy data being used to push the narrative of quarantine and mask-wearing (6). He also explains masks should only be for those who are vulnerable, based off of WHO.
Infowars reports on a CDC study review done in May 2020; the specific study is called Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings—Personal Protective and Environmental Measures (7). In the study it states, “In this review, we did not find evidence to support a protective effect of personal protective measures or environmental measures in reducing influenza transmission,” (7). This is stating that personal protective measures (PPE), which could include masks, gloves, gowns, etc., are not able to effectively prevent influenza. Since influenza is quite close to COVID in how it is transmitted. As both influenza and COVID are transmitted through water droplets (34). If the same transmission is not solved through masks, and other PPE, then why would it work for COVID-19?
Jon Miltimore, from Found for Economic Education (FEE), reports on Denmark’s approach to COVID (8). Although FEE is not a medical-based organization, Miltimore does a good job organizing the data. Denmark does not require or recommend the use of masks (8). Miltimore quotes Medical Care Minister Tamara van Ark for Denmark’s reasoning, “From a medical point of view, there is no evidence of a medical effect of wearing face masks, so we decided not to impose a national obligation,” (8). Denmark has one of the lowest rates for corona deaths; in fact, more Danes die by pneumonia or influenza in a year (8). Compared to Spain, one of the epicenters for the virus, which 80%-90% citizens state, “they “always” wear masks when they go out.” (8). Miltimore points out 80%-90% Finland and Holland citizens “say they “never” wear masks when they go out,” (8). In this comparison, it would seem masks play a part in increasing the risk of COVID.
The other actions we are being required to do is stay at home, isolate, and quarantine. However, do these government mandates actually help? We are told it is necessary to flatten the curve and to build herd immunity. Is this true?
First off, what is the difference between stay at home, isolation, and quarantine? CDC defines isolation and quarantine as such:
“Isolation separates sick people with a quarantinable communicable disease from people who are not sick. Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.” (18)
Simply, known sick individuals are isolated, possibly sick individuals are quarantined. Then there is the problem that stay at home orders change from state to state (19). The general idea is that all citizens should stay home and only leave if necessary; example-jobs and food (19). Stay at home should cause infection rates to go down because there is less contact.
Flattening the curve is the idea that as corona-virus is introduced to a population, the infection rate goes up, so staying at home will cause the infection rate to go down (20). When stay at home orders and quarantine/isolation’s orders are followed through, the curve will be flattened down to give the medical system time (20). The need for this was claimed to not overwhelm the medical system. Then once the health care system was ready to deal with the new peak in infections, the public would start opening up slowly (21).
The other issue with the flattening curve method is that it has been used to justify the lock-downs. Yet once it is found that flattening the curve does not work in stopping Covid, lock-downs remain. The newest justification given now is herd immunity. However, it is important to note; the control remains but the justification changes, which points to the intent of those in power to increase their boundaries of power or remain in their new levels of control.
Herd immunity is when the majority of a population becomes immune to a virus (9). An individual becomes immune to virus when they develop antibodies against the virus (9). The higher percentage a population becomes immune to the virus, the less likely people will become infected, which eventually leads to herd immunity.
The claim goes, the need for stay at home orders, quarantines, and isolation’s is for the slow development of herd immunity. The issue with this logic is that for someone to become immune, they have to be introduced to the virus, so the majority of the population will have to be introduced to COVID (9). By majority, I mean numbers around 80% of the population developing immunity (9). This means only 20% of the population would not need to be infected. So, stay home orders slow this process down; instead of quarantining citizens, the government/elected officials/boards and advisors should focus on gathering medical supplies to prepare for infection rates to go up until herd immunity is achieved. This would be a better alternative, if it is constitutional.
If the intention is for a power grab, the next most plausible claim will be herd immunity is impossible; therefore, we have to stay at home and wait for vaccines. If you follow someone’s actions, you can know their intent. With their deeds it is clear that the intent of those in power is to cling to their status of authority wielding power over their citizens. Words are cheap, actions speak.
Interestingly enough, some studies are coming out that antibodies are not able to develop to gain immunity (23). Some European studies claim that antibodies decline, then infection occurs (23). This could point towards herd immunity not being possible without vaccines. As Samuel Marks reports from Daily Wire,
“A study from King’s College found that COVID antibodies decrease at a constant and rapid rate, regardless of infection intensity; this suggests that, even if a sufficient antibody level is achieved through vaccination, the effectiveness will diminish over time. These findings imply that, even if an effective COVID-19 vaccine is produced, the vaccine may have to be administered yearly or at a yet undetermined interval to maintain immunity.” (23)
This would point toward herd immunity as unlikely, and constant vaccines needed, such as flu shots. However, Marks also reports,
“Dr. Akiko Iwasaki and Dr. Ruslan Medzhitov, both professors of immunobiology at Yale… Drs. Iwasaki and Medzhitov argue that, while natural herd immunity may not itself be achievable, a vaccine may lead to widespread long-term immunity.” (23)
This claim is that a vaccine could lead to long-term immunity, so the need for consistent vaccine may not be needed.
However, Mayo Clinic states that more research is needed before it is known,
“However, there are some major problems with relying on community infection to create herd immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19. First, it isn’t yet clear if infection with the COVID-19 virus makes a person immune to future infection. Research suggests that after infection with some corona-viruses, reinfection with the same virus — though usually mild and only happening in a fraction of people — is possible after a period of months or years. Further research is needed to determine the protective effect of antibodies to the virus in those who have been infected.” (24)
Basically, Mayo is saying that it is not known whether a person gains long-term immunity naturally (without vaccines). The research that has been done points that a fraction of people could get re-infected with some of the different types of corona-virus. These reinfections are also usually mild. However, further research is needed to determine if natural immunity is possible. Keep in mind Mayo recommends that vaccines should be used to achieve herd immunity (24).
So, if lock-downs continue until a vaccine is created, how long would this take? Based on peer-reviewed research article called Risk in Vaccine Research and Development Quantified, the average time It takes to develop a vaccine is TEN years (25). Since vaccines have to go through several stages, CDC states the general development stages a vaccine has to go through-
Regulatory review and approval
Quality control” (26)
Vaccines take a while to develop, and development does not usually happen within a year. Even when all our focus is developing it, the vaccine still has to go through the stages to ensure it is safe for the public. If vaccines take so long to develop, then how can the COVID vaccine be safe for our children and families in such a short time? Business Insider does an excellent job listing several viruses and how long it took to develop vaccines (most of them took decades). I recommend checking the article out: https://www.businessinsider.com/how-long-it-took-to-develop-other-vaccines-in-history-2020-7?op=1#varicella-chicken-pox-9.
If our governmental authorities plan on keeping us in some form of lock-down, which vary by state; until a vaccine is developed, it is possible it could cause us to remain in this type of state of emergency for years, if not decades. I don’t believe this can be justified even off the basis of the corona-virus being as “deadly” as it is claimed to be. That begs the question, is the corona-virus as deadly as claimed?
First, off, it should be noted that the newest update from CDC deaths caused by COVID alone were only 6% of the 175,866 deaths, and the rest involved pre-existing conditions or illnesses at the time (3). When you look at the population of infected people within the united states, the coronavirus becomes less scary. Jon Hamilton from NPR reports,
“The current best estimates for the infection fatality risk are between 0.5% and 1%,” says Caitlin Rivers, an epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.” (27)
This means COVID has a fatality rate of only 0.5%-1%. Keep in mind the 5% or more deaths number comes from those sick enough to be tested for COVID.
Paul A. Offit, a Maurice R. Hilleman Chair of Vaccinology at the University of Pennsylvania, explained that the fatality rate is well below 1% and
“We’re more the victim of fear than the virus,” (29).
To further this point, Paul Joseph Watson of Infowars reports,
“Carl Heneghan, a professor of evidence-based medicine at Oxford University, says governments have failed in accurately communicating the actual threat posed by coronavirus, leading people to become “overly frightened” due to misplaced fear.” (29)
Heneghan showed that health officials in the UK were misreporting deaths as COVID (29). Heneghan also says,
“Many people misunderstand and overestimate their risk of COVID. This uncertainty is leaving them highly anxious and affecting schools, offices, and how we go about our daily lives. The government needs to intervene to explain to people their true risks,” (29)
Unfortunately, we can see how this is true more than in just the UK, with several government organizations treating COVID as the next Spanish flu.
In a specific instance, an individual was claimed to be a COVID death. The COVID death was claimed 6 months after the death of the individual, in which they were never tested for COVID (30). All the way back in April 2020, the CDC was caught fixing the numbers with a memo made in March 2020 (31). Then again in May 2020 this time,
“…conflating the results of two different types of coronavirus tests, distorting several important metrics and providing the country with an inaccurate picture of the state of the pandemic.” (32)
Also, several states made a mistake within their reporting as well in May 2020 (32). Now more recently, once again, in August 2020, with 6% of COVID deaths being related to COVID alone (3). Either calculations are done in error or COVID deaths are being purposely misreported to keep control. Either way, if there is this much error in the reports, then this is not a basis for justification of forcing millions of people to obey quarantine, isolation, mask mandates and stay at home orders. This is nothing but control!
How can mandating masks and self-quarantine of healthy individuals be justified as more information is brought to light? Governmental authorities should take away their oppressive hand from the people. There is no justification for keeping the quarantine going and mandating masks.
I ask brothers and sisters that you take this information and speak to people. On the streets, online, friends, family, and not be afraid to stand up. I know it is difficult in this day of age where aggression is used more than logic. However, let us remember what Christ spoke to His people,
“16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” (Matthew 10:16)
I understand that it is challenging, but when we look at the alternative of our freedoms being eroded away, even some people are warning of a second wave, and these mandates will never change. We have two choices: sit there and consume whatever comes our way or be world changers. History changers were never liked. So, we must act in civil disobedience, as Rosa Parks did when she refused to get out of the seat. We must refuse to accept the oppression of mask mandates and quarantine of healthy individuals with civil disobedience in peace, not what black lives matter or anti-fa does but civil disobedience in peace. Not obeying the tyrannical rules but remaining calm and strong within which cannot be done without Holy Spirit, so now more than ever, pray for courage, hope and, determination.
People may come against you, but The Lord is with you. If we do not stand up for our rights, we will lose them, and the liberty we hold dear. All who you love may not stand with you and leave you. However, The Lord will remain. Trust this, that Jesus is the son of God, the Messiah, and that He rose on the third day. Have faith that Jesus died for you and me, that we may be redeemed, and He has given us the Holy Spirit, The Spirit of Comfort. So, lean on Him. I warn you there will come a day; they will hunt us down like dogs, brothers, and sisters. Their hatred for Christian values will increase, and the mark of the beast will change men. Already Christians are being killed around the world, including our Nigerian brothers and sisters. Let us cry out for the persecuted, and stand against the tides shifting, lest that persecution comes to our borders to the point even our government seeks to eradicate our beliefs. Whether it comes in our day or not, we should be alert and vigilant and push back the encroaching evil. Please awaken, please wake up, please come aware before it is too late. I sound the alarm not to incite fear nor aggression, but because I see what is happening, and how our country has changed drastically just in these 20 years. Sadly, so have several countries around the world. To not warn people of a road that leads to hell would be to forsake my duty, which I refuse to do.
So, stand with me, stand together as one under the blood of Jesus Christ, and we will remind them why God uses Christians to change history.
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