Texas televangelist Gloria Copeland said, “We got a duck season, a deer season, but we don’t have a flu season,” in a video posted to Facebook on 31 January 2018. Photo: Kenneth Copeland Ministries

By Marwa Eltagouri
6 February 2018

(The Washington Post) – At least 53 children across the country have died during a nasty flu outbreak that is already one of the worst on record, even though the season typically peaks in February.

But Texas televangelist Gloria Copeland thinks there’s nothing to worry about. In fact, the minister who advised President Trump’s campaign says she doesn’t believe there’s such thing as a flu season.

“We got a duck season, a deer season, but we don’t have a flu season,” she said in a video posted to Facebook last week. “And don’t receive it when somebody threatens you with, ‘Everyone’s getting the flu!’ ”

Her remarks come as physicians insist people get their flu shots, as 80 percent of the children who died did not have a flu shot. The flu vaccine does not guarantee against illness, but experts say that data suggests that vaccinations make the flu milder.

It’s not the first time Copeland — who told her viewers in the video that “Jesus himself gave us the flu shot” and “redeemed us from the curse of flu” — has insisted that people put their health in God’s hands. She once bragged during a conference that she and her husband did not need prescription drugs because the Lord heals all illnesses, according to the Associated Press. […]

Number if influenza-associated pediatric deaths by week of death, 2014-2015 season to February 2017-2018. Graphic: CDC

As The Washington Post’s Lena H. Sun reported, thousands of people have been hospitalized with the flu since the season began 1 October 2018. A report for the week ending 27 January 2018 shows that the rate of people seeking care is on a par with that of the swine-flu pandemic of 2009. CDC officials predict that the number of pediatric deaths is likely to approach or exceed the 148 deaths reported during the especially severe flu season of 2014 and 2015. [more]

A televangelist’s flu-season advice: ‘Inoculate yourself with the word of God’

2 comments :

  1. Anonymous said...

    I just bought another four books on Christianity:

    The Scientist In The Early Roman Empire, Richard Carrier
    Hitler Homer Bible Christ, Richard Carrier
    The Bible Unearthed, Irael Finkelstein and Neil Silberman
    Forged, Bart Ehrman

    I have more that I've already read. The all conclude that the "Word of God" is a fabricated set of documents, dating not from any of the time frames they are still being ascribed to, nor revealing real historical events. Historical archeological finds - and what has never been found figure prominently in what is real history - and what is not.

    Most go deeper too, examining the ancient texts, identifying how they were forged, redacted and then later modified, again and again, attempting to weave a narrative that is now widely regarded as factually false by linguist, historians, theologians and archeologist.

    Science was severely repressed too by the Church, which actively destroyed whatever was deemed a threat to the faith, holding enlightenment, technology and civilization back a thousand years.

    Trump's America seeks to reverse knowledge, science, development, environmental studies, and future habitability of the planet for hundreds if not thousands of generations that won't be given a chance to even exist because of destructive policies and practices now being embraced. The protection that all life itself desperately needs are being swiftly removed.

    It's stunning that this 'backwardness' is still being so widely embraced in the 21st century when we have so much to learn from our actual, real history. The reversal of human knowledge is happening again, right now.

    ~Survival Acres~  

  2. Anonymous said...

    Didn't god create the virus in the first place?  

 

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