Covid 19 – The Avoidable Economic Disaster

Covid 19 continues to spread rapidly throughout the world, just as every new virus inevitably does.

The ideal situation would be 100% infection and 0% deaths. Today, unlike in April and May, there are thousands of cases of infection every day (and those are only the officially registered ones) and relatively few (although, tragically, still dozens of) deaths. Some health professionals reckon that between one third and one half of the UK population has already had the infection. This would explain the large number of cases but relatively few deaths.

For most, especially those under 40, there are no symptoms or else they experience it as a mild cold. In general, 90% of students who catch it do not even realise that they have it. However, those who are very frail because of extreme old age (the average of death is 83), or have chronic diseases, or are drug addicts, alcoholics, heavy smokers or are obese, suffer, and, sdaly, many of them die.

Those aged over 90 who are actually infected still have an 85% recovery rate. Most of the highly vulnerable have already tragically passed on – hence perhaps the low death rate today despite the high infection rate. Every day far more people die from other illnesses, including ordinary flu, cancer, heart attacks, road accidents, suicides (from depression brought on by government lockdown – in fact, a lock-up) than from covid.

Panicky governments worldwide have been putting off the inevitable spread of covid by imprisoning the naïve in the population and bankrupting their economies under pressure from the scaremongering and hysterical atheist media. Their reaction is in fact a spiritual problem. It has come about because those in government fear death, instead of fearing God. Through their scare-mongering, non-Christians and, more often, anti-Christians, in the media and in governments have created the real pandemic, the pandemic of depression, unemployment and bankruptcy. For generations this grave error will have to be paid for.