We're now past the middle of December, but we're still focused on the hottest conversation topic of the year: COVID-19. If you're a faithful listener of my Strang Report podcast, you know I've been talking about this virus since February. I even took time to write a book about it that released in May: God, Trump and COVID-19.
Many factors have changed since then, and yet the fear of this virus has done nothing but escalate. In a recent episode of the Strang Report podcast, I shared my concerns about how that increase has taken place and how the government as well as the secular media have heightened this fear in dangerous ways.
One of the things we know about the virus now that we didn't realize earlier was that it's not nearly as bad or dangerous as the authorities told us. First of all, we know the death rate is much smaller than they feared. Despite what we heard, this is not the bubonic plague, which wiped out a third of Europe's population more than once and, if left untreated, had a survival rate of only about 50%.
Why, then, are people so afraid? I believe it's because authorities are doing their best to instill fear. In fact, there's an entire school of research within the public health field about how to frighten people. It's known as "fear appeal" and is based on the premise that to successfully implement a public health measure, you must first highlight a threat, then make it personal, then give people an action plan that will set them on the path of cooperation with authorities.
For the COVID-19 pandemic, that plan includes not leaving your house, wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart, closing certain businesses and keeping children home from school. By adding confusion into the mix, individuals move from fear to anxiety, a state of confusion in which they can no longer think logically. In that stage, people are more easily manipulated. Eventually, as fear and anxiety rise, desperation sets in, at which point people are willing to do just about anything to get relief.
All this information comes from Dr. Joseph Mercola, who has one of the most popular health sites on the internet at Mercola.com. He's very knowledgeable and trustworthy, and he's trying to blow the whistle by showing that there's a certain amount of fearmongering regarding the pandemic. Mercola interviewed Dr. Peter Breggin, a psychiatrist who has written more than a dozen bestselling books on psychiatry and the drug industry. He is frequently referred to as "the conscience of psychiatry" because he's able to successfully reform the psychiatric profession, abolishing lobotomies and other harmful experimental psychological surgeries.
And in the last year, according to Dr. Mercola, Breggin has homed in on COVID-19 and the fears around it (read the entire article here). He started by researching the history of Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has been the face of the Coronavirus Task Force set up by President Trump. In many ways, Dr. Fauci is very well respected. But we also have reason to believe he is part of the problem.
But the real problem, of course, is that China is behind this—whether on purpose or by accident. You have to wonder about them developing a virus that has brought the world economy to its knees. There are still some countries and states almost on full lockdown for reported "spikes" that are, in truth, relatively small. The statistics are gathered by so many different people in so many different ways that it's hard to tell what's real and what's not, but we do know that many deaths reported as being from COVID-19 were wrongly attributed. Hospitals get a payback of approximately $38,0000 for every death from this virus, so in some ways, there's a financial incentive to call anything with COVID-like symptoms a COVID-19 fatality.
The public health safety concerns have been used to shut down churches and limit our freedoms, so I encourage you to be skeptical about what you hear from the secular media. It's even possible that the globalists, who want to do what they call "The Great Reset" in which they control more and more of our lives, are deliberately manipulating the pandemic to gain even more control.
To hear more about how you can overcome the fear of COVID-19 and what the research shows about how authorities are using this fear to manipulate and control us, listen to this entire episode of the Strang Report podcast here. Be sure to subscribe to the Strang Report on Apple Podcasts and at the Charisma Podcast Network, and share this episode with anyone you know who needs to hear a Spirit-filled perspective on COVID-19.
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