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How to Resist Epidemics

By Xiaoju

In recent years, bird flu virus has again become the horrible killer of mankind’s health. Its changeable ways and uncontrollability caused all sections of experts and scholars to be unable to defend it and be powerless to do anything. People can only watch every infected person wait for the death to come at any time in the quarantine zone. Today, bird flu virus approaches people again with a new form, that is, H7N9 avian influenza virus. Surfing the internet on the mobile phone or on the computer, people can see its development trend at any time. Its new outbreak arouses people’s attention and breaks their peaceful life and brings them panic and unease. Let’s first browse through some latest news.

Sohu News reported on February 16, 2017: Since last winter, influenced by abnormal climate and other elements, global animal flu pandemic has surged and spread to nearly 40 countries and regions in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

The increase of cases, widespread areas and high dissemination characterize the H7N9 avian influenza pandemic in China. The H7N9 case displays no special symptoms in its early stage. It is difficult to diagnose and cure it early. The treatment for severe cases is not good and the death rate is high. The recent report indicates that the general death rate is around 40%.

The Latest News of Bird Flu in China

China Talent Network reported on February 16, 2017: H7N9 avian influenza pandemic is still serious in many places. National Health and Family Planning Commission’s latest news demonstrates that 192 Chinese were infected with H7N9 avian influenza and 79 died in January. Comparing the related figures in the last December, the reporter finds that the infected cases and death figures have risen obviously.

This year, cases of H7N9 avian influenza affection of human were confirmed in Fujian, Yunnan, Hunan, Hubei, Zhejiang, Beijing and so on.

By February 13, 22 cases and 3 deaths were confirmed in Hubei.

In January, 35 cases and 11 deaths were confirmed in Zhejiang. General Office of the People’s Government of Zhejiang Province has issued a notification that all the live poultry markets in every county must close by 6 p.m. on February 11, 2017.

Last night, Anhui Health and Family Planning Commission pronounced that H7N9 avian influenza pandemic still spurs in Anhui and 20 people have died so far.

Symptoms of H7N9 Infection

Human H7N9 avian influenza cases show flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, and little sputum, accompanied by headache, sore muscles and general malaise.

Critically ill patients’ condition deteriorates rapidly. And the symptoms are severe pneumonia, high temperature above 39℃ and dyspnea with blood in sputum. They will quickly worsen to acute respiratory distress syndrome, shock, multiple organ failure and even death.

Besides, Taiwan’s avian influenza pandemic has spread and the first case of H5N6 avian influenza virus was confirmed.

Viruses Like H5N2 and H5N6 Spreading Everywhere

China News Service in Taipei reported on February 7: The Council of Agriculture’s Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine in Taiwan pronounced on February 7 that H5N2 avian influenza was recently confirmed in three poultry farms in Yunlin county. This year, thirteen poultry farms in Taiwan had been infected and 127,792 poultry were culled.

The council said that the thirteen cases don’t include the case of human H5N6 avian influenza of a dead goose detected in Hualian.

The director of Animal Health Research Institute, COA, Executive Yuan, Du Wenzhen said on February 7 that part of the nucleic acid sequence in the infected case in Hualian is 99% similar to avian influenza virus recently emerged in South Korea and Japan. The council has ordered the goose farms in Hualian not to send geese to the slaughterhouses in other counties in half a month and they will continue to investigate the source of the case of H5N6 avian influenza.

As we have learned, from October in 2016 until now, H5N6 virus has led to the avian influenza pandemic in 340 poultry farms in South Korea and the culling of nearly 33,000,000 poultry. Meanwhile, nearly 1,400,000 poultry were culled in Japan due to avian influenza pandemic.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine in Yunlin county received the report about the abnormal death of some poultry from the three poultry farms in Huwei town, Taixi county and Mailiao county. After the samples were detected, H5N2 avian influenza was diagnosed from February 3 to February 5.

According to the standard operation procedure, the disease control office carried out measures, culling 30,817 turkeys and free-range chickens in the poultry farms.

The news coverage of avian influenza outbreaks makes it impossible not to feel panic-stricken and helpless. Because no one can guarantee that they will not be infected when the avian influenza virus rages everywhere. It is still early in the year. But there are 192 people who contracted the virus and 79 of them died. The death toll is truly bleak. The sudden viral hit resulted in many people’s loss of relatives, many families’ traumatic pain and many families’ crisis. The H7N9 avian flu virus is a deadly disaster to infected people. For its high contagiousness and unpredictability makes people live in a constant state of panic and fear. However, what is man capable of doing in the face of this unpredictable disaster? Many people frighten to eat poultry meat or eggs and to contact anything related to chickens or ducks. Is this a way to guarantee safety? Although each disease control office in the world takes various quarantine measures every year, like culling and wiping out the turkeys and free-range chickens in the poultry farms mentioned above, but they have run out of options toward the rising incidence of infection each year. Even though many scientists have racked their minds to undertake research on the vaccine and implemented all kinds of measures, the result is that the mortality from infections shows an upward tendency by the rate of 40%.

Recently, the number of cases of H7N9 bird flu has grown in China. What’s more, cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza identified as H5N2, H5N8 or H5N6 emerged in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. The global animal flu outbreaks illustrate a high trend, spreading to nearly 40 countries and regions in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Do these bird flu viruses really only come from poultry? Why is it to no avail that people have killed many poultry? How do these viruses of poultry come about? No one knows for certain. According to the scientists, it is influenced by a number of factors such as shifts and anomaly in the climate. Can this statement help regular folks eliminate doubts, get rid of panic, and beat back the assault of viruses? The answer apparently is no. Then where do the epidemics come from?

Almighty God has revealed all about it to man. He says, “it is God’s authority and God’s mind that give rise to these laws; they will shift and change according to His thoughts, and these shifts and changes all occur or disappear for the sake of His plan. Take epidemics, for example. They break out without warning, no one knows their origins or the exact reasons why they happen, and whenever an epidemic reaches a certain place, those who are doomed cannot escape calamity. Human science understands epidemics to be caused by the spread of vicious or harmful microbes, and their speed, range, and method of transmission cannot be predicted or controlled by human science. … As to whether these wild speculations hold water, science can offer no explanation, give no precise answer. What humanity faces is not only these speculations but mankind’s lack of understanding and fear of the epidemics. No one knows, in the final analysis, why epidemics begin or why they end. Because humanity has faith only in science, relies entirely upon it, but does not recognize the Creator’s authority or accept His sovereignty, they will never have an answer” (“God Himself, the Unique III” in Continuation of The Word Appears in the Flesh).

Almighty God’s words have disclosed the truth behind the epidemics. All things are controlled by God, both the things that man sees on earth and the microorganisms that cannot be seen with the naked eyes, including all kinds of germs and epidemics. They all shift, change, renew and disappear according to God’s thoughts. So, the spread and change of the virus can’t be controlled from the root regardless of how people account for this. No matter how much scientists, expects and scholars spend their energy to research and resist it, they are unable to do anything, which can be strongly proved by the worsening death toll.

Some people may ask, why does God allow the plague to come down upon mankind? Actually, it is because the mankind of today has left God, living in the world only concerned with eating, drinking and the pursuit of pleasure. People become licentious by nature, advocate wickedness and darkness, have completely lost the likeness that a normal person should have when God created man, and the world is full of viciousness, fight and pillage. People attain their sustenance from Satan’s rules of living, such as “Everyone for himself and the devil take the hindmost,” “The wages of avarice is death,” “With money, you can make the devil push the millstone,” “Those who give gifts to officials are not struck by them.” These satanic laws of survival have been firmly implanted within them, making them become more and more evil and degenerate. When Almighty God’s gospel comes to man, many people don’t pay attention to His work of the last days, jeer and sneer at it, and reject His calls over and over again. Additionally, many people collude with the CCP government to condemn and resist Almighty God’s work of the last days without restraint. A mankind such as this is completely living under the influence of Satan. So God warns man by bringing down disasters, which is the very fulfillment of Almighty God’s words that “All disasters befall one after another, and disasters arise in every nation and every place. Plagues, famines, floods, droughts, and earthquakes can be seen everywhere. They do not happen in one or two places, nor will they be over in one or two days, but they will spread over more and more regions. Moreover, the disasters will be greater and greater. During this period, various kinds of insect plagues will break out one after another, and cannibalism of man will occur in various places. All these are My judgment upon all nations and all peoples” (“The Sixty-fifth Utterance” in The Word Appears in the Flesh).

Then what can we do to avoid the waves of disasters? How to escape the disasters? The answer is: Only when man accepts Almighty God’s salvation in the last days, accepts the judgment of God’s words to recognize that the deep satanic corruption in man is precisely the root of man’s opposition and resistance to God, casts off evil and sin and achieves change and purification after being judged by God, and obeys and worships God, can they be saved and protected and left alive in various kinds of disasters sent down in the last days. It is recorded in the Bible that when the wickedness of the Ninevites reached God’s eyes, He sent the prophet to convey His words among people in the city, “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown” (Jon 3:4). When the king of Nineveh and the common man heard the news, they all confessed and repented their sins before God, turned away from their evil ways and forsook the violence in their hands. Then God restrained His anger, exercised mercy and withdrew the catastrophe about to befall them. Now it is the end of the last days. The end of the world has been revealed before man. The disasters are drawing near to mankind day by day. Almighty God is exactly the reappearance of the Redeemer of the last days. Man can receive God’s care and protection only by coming before Almighty God and accepting His salvation. For God is the only refuge of man, the only guarantee that ensures man’s survival. Almighty God says, “God is responsible for every single human life and He is responsible to the very end. God provides for you, even if you have been sickened by the environment destroyed by Satan, or affected by pollution or received some other harm, it doesn’t matter; God provides for you and He will let you live on” (“God Himself, the Unique VII” in Continuation of The Word Appears in the Flesh). God alone is responsible for man’s life and God alone has such authority and ability to guarantee the safety of man in varied environments, making the life of man continue on.

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