Countdown: 20 of the worst epidemics and pandemics in history

Mar 21, 2020
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Yes, the massive increase of human population moving into places formerly only inhabited by wild animals, therefor exposing people to pathogens they were not in in the past.
 
Mar 29, 2020
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THe coronavirus is spreading and we have to stay at home or wearing masks going outside. Stocking up some essentials is necessary. I've also got some N-95 masks from ojomask.com. Good luck to us all!
 
Mar 3, 2020
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Deaths from various epidemics and pandemics shows what germs (both bacterial and viral) can do to society that establishes how deadly an unseen "enemy" can be to humans, from the most ancient plagues to the now deadly COVID-19 virus that will continue to do its "deadly work" for yet sometime to come.

One plague is mentioned in the Bible at 2 Samuel 24, that many have never considered. Here David in his later years as king of Israel, tells his army chief Joab to take a census of the nation, registering the people, so that even shifty and unscrupulous Joab (who murdered two men more righteous than he was, Amasa and Abner, as well as killed David's son Absalom) was in shock over such an order.(2 Sam 24:1-3)

Due to the irreverent act on David's part and later his "heart was struck with remorse after he had numbered the people", Gad the prophet was told by God (whose personal name is Jehovah, Ps 83:18) to give David three options as a penalty, (1) seven years of famine on the land of Israel, (2) three months of David being on the run from his enemies, or (3) three days of pestilence.(2 Sam 24:10-13)

David would not choose any of the three, telling Jehovah God to "let us fall into the hand of Jehovah", so that the three days of pestilence was chosen and brought on the nation of Israel and whereby 70,000 people died.(2 Sam 24:15, 16)

This rate of death has far exceeded even the most deadly known epidemic and pandemics, such as the Spanish Influenza, in which an estimated 100 million people died from it over the course of 24 months, with this averaging out to about 11, 415 deaths per day, but from the pestilence at 2 Samuel, the death rate was more than twice that, of 23,333 fatalities per day.

Another example that was even more startling is that of 185,000 men of Assyrian king Sennacherib's army being struck down in one night by Jehovah's angel without not even a sign of anything attacking them; they were just found dead without so much as a mark on their bodies by Sennacherib and those still alive.(Isa 37:36)

However, under a heavenly government called God's Kingdom, this will happen: "And no resident will say: "I am sick". The people dwelling in the land (or on the earth) will be pardoned (or forgiven) of their error (or sins)".(Isa 33:24)

For those who place their implicit trust in this heavenly government, they know that such a promise will be a reality (see Rev 21:3-5), that sickness and death (Isa 25:6-9), wrongful hate (compare Isa 11:13), of nationalism that divides people off one from another (Dan 2:44), will soon be "a thing of the past".

Then, only one government will rule over the earth, bringing global peace to it as it is transformed into a paradise for "meek" ones.(Dan 2:34; Matt 5:5) Pestilences, such as the Plague of Athens, the Antonine Plague, the Spanish Influenza, the 2009 swine flu pandemic, COVID-19, will never ever ravage mankind again.
 
May 7, 2020
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Has something happened to facilitate these epidemics? They seem to be occurring more frequently.
One of the biggest reasons people think like this is due to the fact that we have much more information on recent outbreaks. I believe they are actually getting less and less in both effect (Compared to the total population [Because population is increasing, effects will obviously also increase, compared to historic ones.]) due to better medication in actually preventing these. Imagine we didn't have ANY protection at birth. SO many more outbreaks would happen instantly and simultaneously without protection. By information systems getting better, I don't mean only about the past. Information is also getting getting out and spread in the current time as well, so you know more about the events going on WHILE they are going on. There are small outbreaks every once in a while but for it to spread and become known and get on these lists, information systems are essential.
Hope this answers your question.
 
May 12, 2020
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Deaths from various epidemics and pandemics shows what germs (both bacterial and viral) can do to society that establishes how deadly an unseen "enemy" can be to humans, from the most ancient plagues to the now deadly COVID-19 virus that will continue to do its "deadly work" for yet sometime to come.

One plague is mentioned in the Bible at 2 Samuel 24, that many have never considered. Here David in his later years as king of Israel, tells his army chief Joab to take a census of the nation, registering the people, so that even shifty and unscrupulous Joab (who murdered two men more righteous than he was, Amasa and Abner, as well as killed David's son Absalom) was in shock over such an order.(2 Sam 24:1-3)

Due to the irreverent act on David's part and later his "heart was struck with remorse after he had numbered the people", Gad the prophet was told by God (whose personal name is Jehovah, Ps 83:18) to give David three options as a penalty, (1) seven years of famine on the land of Israel, (2) three months of David being on the run from his enemies, or (3) three days of pestilence.(2 Sam 24:10-13)

David would not choose any of the three, telling Jehovah God to "let us fall into the hand of Jehovah", so that the three days of pestilence was chosen and brought on the nation of Israel and whereby 70,000 people died.(2 Sam 24:15, 16)

This rate of death has far exceeded even the most deadly known epidemic and pandemics, such as the Spanish Influenza, in which an estimated 100 million people died from it over the course of 24 months, with this averaging out to about 11, 415 deaths per day, but from the pestilence at 2 Samuel, the death rate was more than twice that, of 23,333 fatalities per day.

Another example that was even more startling is that of 185,000 men of Assyrian king Sennacherib's army being struck down in one night by Jehovah's angel without not even a sign of anything attacking them; they were just found dead without so much as a mark on their bodies by Sennacherib and those still alive.(Isa 37:36)

However, under a heavenly government called God's Kingdom, this will happen: "And no resident will say: "I am sick". The people dwelling in the land (or on the earth) will be pardoned (or forgiven) of their error (or sins)".(Isa 33:24)

For those who place their implicit trust in this heavenly government, they know that such a promise will be a reality (see Rev 21:3-5), that sickness and death (Isa 25:6-9), wrongful hate (compare Isa 11:13), of nationalism that divides people off one from another (Dan 2:44), will soon be "a thing of the past".

Then, only one government will rule over the earth, bringing global peace to it as it is transformed into a paradise for "meek" ones.(Dan 2:34; Matt 5:5) Pestilences, such as the Plague of Athens, the Antonine Plague, the Spanish Influenza, the 2009 swine flu pandemic, COVID-19, will never ever ravage mankind again.
You're on a science site and you're talking about your unverified, never scientifically proven (make) beliefs? Even worse, you want people to submit to a government that is not democratically elected? Thanks but I think I'll stay grounded in reality.
 
May 19, 2020
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Yes, the massive increase of human population moving into places formerly only inhabited by wild animals, therefor exposing people to pathogens they were not in in the past.
That explanation is based on fear and so far removed from reality and fact that it's laughable. Consider the human population today and where humans lived, populated, migrated -- relative to the number of acknowledged epidemic and pandemic -- and consider how many of those events have taken place during the times of greatest population influxes, movements and declines? Those events are not contingent or related. SARS was manufactured in a lab (also a gift from China). Ebola was not deadly until scientists morphed the cells in a lab and made it deadly in trying to change the cell behavior. Find the video by Dr. Mikovitz Phd. and she perfectly explains the reason why virus geneticists cannot identify a 'natural virus ancestry' that links to this 'Wuhan virus' that has been mutating and spreading at an unheard of rate. Consider the Bubonic plague never had a cure but dwindled out once the unhealthy, weak, infirm and elderly died of it - what remained of the population then were the healthy people who survived it. Bubonic plague still exists in pockets of the globe but it doesn't wreak havoc among populations because the virus cannot spread among the resilient populations as it did among the unhealthy and those who were not practicing consistently safe hygiene.
 
May 19, 2020
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Deaths from various epidemics and pandemics shows what germs (both bacterial and viral) can do to society that establishes how deadly an unseen "enemy" can be to humans, from the most ancient plagues to the now deadly COVID-19 virus that will continue to do its "deadly work" for yet sometime to come.
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For those who place their implicit trust in this heavenly government, they know that such a promise will be a reality (see Rev 21:3-5), that sickness and death (Isa 25:6-9), wrongful hate (compare Isa 11:13), of nationalism that divides people off one from another (Dan 2:44), will soon be "a thing of the past".

Then, only one government will rule over the earth, bringing global peace to it as it is transformed into a paradise for "meek" ones.(Dan 2:34; Matt 5:5) Pestilences, such as the Plague of Athens, the Antonine Plague, the Spanish Influenza, the 2009 swine flu pandemic, COVID-19, will never ever ravage mankind again.
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That's great - except God is actually a nationalist. Think about it.
 
May 19, 2020
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Has something happened to facilitate these epidemics? They seem to be occurring more frequently.
Scientists have come forward to say that the natural virus has been spliced using fetal material from humans and canines - and it is those mutations that have caused the devastating epidemic/pandemic virus that are inflicted on humanity. According to Mikovitz (Plandemic), Ebola wasn't a deadly virus until the culture was mutated with fetal embrionic cells (human and/or canine) and scientists "taught'' the virus to be deadly. https://www.historyofvaccines.org/content/articles/early-tissue-and-cell-culture-vaccine-development
 

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