The COVID-19 “Second Wave”: Stop Panicking, Christian!

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We are being told that there is a new strain of the coronavirus now, causing a “second wave” of infections in various parts of the world.  Is this true?  It appears so.  The virus itself is real, and viruses mutate all the time, giving rise to new strains.  This is natural.  Inevitable, even.  Actually, while some are saying there is one new strain, others are saying there is more than one – for example, that the South African strain is different from the one in the UK. 

  It may also be true that the new strain is more infectious than the original. 

  But is it deadly?  Ah, this is an entirely different matter altogether.  The virus is real; new strains will inevitably arise; but that a strain is an imminent threat to our lives is something we can no longer just believe because certain “experts” say so.  They have been crying wolf for just too long now.

  Remember how we were told from the beginning this could prove to be the greatest threat to mankind’s existence since the Spanish flu.  They were wrong.  They lied to us.  Remember also that the deaths of people from all kinds of other causes have been deceptively attributed to COVID deaths for many months now, and have been recorded as such on death certificates to deliberately inflate the numbers, so that we actually have no true idea of precisely how many have died from COVID – but we know for certain that it is far less than the “official” numbers claim (and the “official” numbers are low enough as it is!). 

  As early as April 2020 the US government began to classify the deaths of patients infected with the virus as COVID deaths, regardless of the underlying health issues they had which could have contributed to their deaths.[1]  Dr Dan Erickson, a physician with advanced degrees in microbiology, said: “Why are we being pressured to add Covid on death certificates?  To add to the numbers and make them look worse than they are?  I think so.”[2]  Many others knew this to be the case and spoke out. 

  In December 2020 two Minnesota state lawmakers, State Rep. Mary Franson and State Sen. Scott Jensen (who is also a physician), became the latest to call for an audit of death certificates citing coronavirus as the cause of death.  They stated that deaths from the virus could have been inflated by as much as 40%.  Franson said, “I have…examples where COVID isn’t the underlying cause of death, where we have a fall.  Another example is we have a freshwater drowning.  We have dementia.  We have a stroke and multi-organ failure.”[3]  All these were counted as COVID deaths!  Even a person who was ejected from a car was counted as having died from COVID, simply because the virus was in his system!  In fact, Franson said that at least 800 of the “death certificate data points” which they had inspected indicated that COVID was not the underlying cause of death.

  Jensen stated that back in April 2020, “I made the comment that I was, as a physician, being encouraged to do death certificates differently with COVID-19 than with other disease entities.  For 17 years, the CDC document that guides us as physicians to do death certificates has stood, but this year, we were told, through the Department of Health and the CDC, that the rules were changing if COVID-19 was involved.  If it’s COVID-19, we’re told now it doesn’t matter if it was actually the diagnosis that caused death.  If someone had it, they died of it.”  He added that the average payout (in the US) to a hospital for a COVID death was $77,000.[4]

  The evidence just continues to pile up.  For example, the state of Colorado claimed that a person who had died from alcohol poisoning had really died of COVID – because the virus was found in his system.  In Arizona a lawmaker, Rep. Mark Finchem, stated that a study he commissioned revealed there was no correlation between the rising numbers being infected with COVID-19 and the number who end up in hospital.  He said it was wrong to focus on the rising number of positive test results as a reason to clamp down with restrictions, as less than 10% of those who test positive actually end up in hospital.[5]

  Dear reader, you have been lied to, and lied to, and lied to again, for a year now!  Should anyone, then, and in particular a child of God who knows how the world works, just automatically believe that the “experts” are now going to tell the truth about the seriousness of some so-called “second wave”, some new strain?  If you just take their word for it, after all these months of lies and propaganda, then you are not using the intelligence the Lord has given you.  You are being very foolish indeed. 

  The evidence thus far indicates that the new strain is not more deadly than the original.  James Gallagher, health and science correspondent for the BBC, put it like this: “I have one simple rule for making sense of ‘new variant’ or ‘new strain’ coronavirus stories.  Ask: ‘Has the virus’s behaviour changed?’  A mutated virus sounds instinctively scary, but to mutate and change is what viruses do.  Most of the time it is either a meaningless tweak or the virus alters itself in such a way that it gets worse at infecting us and the new variant just dies out.  Occasionally it hits on a new winning formula.”  Then he stated: “There is no clear-cut evidence the new variant of coronavirus… is able to transmit more easily, cause more serious symptoms or render the vaccine useless.”[6]

  According to the UK prime minister, Boris Johnson – who in early January took the UK back into a strict lockdown because of it – this new strain is 70% more infectious than the old.  That immediately makes people panic: “70% more infectious!  That’s terrible!  Huge numbers are going to die!”  Ah, but the UK health secretary, Matt Hancock, said that the new strain is not inherently more dangerous than other strains![7]  Well now, if it’s not more dangerous, why the panic?  Even if the new strain really is 70% more infectious (and at this stage we can’t be sure they’re telling us the truth when it comes to numbers and statistics because they’ve lied so often), it does not appear to be more dangerous!  Put this into perspective.  The first strain was not at all dangerous to over 99% of the human population.  So then, if this new strain is not more dangerous, this means that it, too, is not dangerous to over 99% of the population!  It may spread faster, but so what?  “Faster” is not the same as “more dangerous”.  They are two separate things.

  This is a classic case of how the masses fall for the lies of the perceived “experts”.  They hear the phrase, “far more infectious”, parroted ad nauseam by the media; but what they think they hear is, “far more deadly”.  Through constant media bombardment, they equate “infectious” with “deadly”.  These things are not the same.  The common cold is highly infectious, but it is not deadly to the vast majority.

  But then people say, “But what about the fact that hospitals are clogging up with patients, medical staff are overwhelmed and unable to cope with the massively rising infections, etc.?”

  The answer is very simple, when one approaches the issue sensibly and logically:

 An already-frightened populace, misled by months of media lies and propaganda, is now told there is a second wave, and that it’s worse than the first.  So what happens?  Being the gullible, sheep-like creatures people are, they immediately panic even more.  And when people panic about their health what do they do?  They rush off to the doctor.  The vast majority of them don’t need to do this.  But when people are in a state of panic you can’t tell them anything.  They’re not listening.  Everyone and his uncle is flocking to a doctor’s practice, a clinic or a hospital for every little sniffle, every slightly aching joint, every mild cough or what-have-you.  They are examined, and – not at all surprisingly – a great many of them are found to have the virus in their system.  Many don’t, of course – as explained above, we are being lied to, the numbers of “deaths” from the virus are being inflated, and we simply can’t trust the statistics emanating from the “official” sources.  No matter what someone dies from at the moment, we’re told it was from “the virus” or was “COVID-related” (very conveniently vague, this one).  So people are hearing of large numbers dying, and they immediately assume it’s from the virus.  But that’s an outright lie.

  Even so, by now a great many do have the virus.  This is to be expected.  But having the virus in your system doesn’t mean you’re going to die.  It doesn’t even mean you’re going to get very sick.  The vast majority recover just fine, and all on their own.  But again, the people aren’t listening.  They’re panicking.  They’ve been fed the lie about how “deadly” this virus is for so long, from the mainstream media, politicians, and certain medical practitioners with an agenda, that they are deaf to any real facts and true science. 

  And therefore, yes – the medical establishment is being overwhelmed!  Are you surprised?  Of course it is!  But overwhelmed, over-crowded hospitals do not mean things are actually worse.  All it means is that people are panicking and flocking to medical centres in huge numbers.  And because the numbers being tested are greater than ever, those being found to have the virus in their systems are greater than ever as well.  After all these months, the virus is present in millions more people than the “official” numbers show.  If the vast majority of those people were simply sent home, after being assured that there was nothing to worry about because almost all of them will recover, the hospitals would not be overcrowded, and the very tiny percentage of people actually needing medical treatment and hospitalisation would then be able to access it.  Not only that, but all those people with other very real, very serious medical conditions would receive the treatment they’re presently being denied because of the global panic over this virus!

  But what if, weeks or months from now, there is solid evidence that yes, the variant is far more deadly than the original?  Nothing thus far indicates that it is, but what if it eventually ends up being truly proven to be more dangerous than the first? 

  Well, so what?  If it is, it is.  Should that make any difference to how any Christian responds to it?  No, it should not!  Every true Christian should be calm at all times; trust in the Lord; live as a dying man in the midst of dying men; live as one who truly believes that to live is Christ, and to die is gain (Phil. 1:21); live every single day of your life as if it is your last day on earth; walk by faith; pray without ceasing (1 Thess. 5:17); be ready to depart and to be with Christ, which is far better (Phil. 1:23). 

  The first strain wasn’t, but if (and it’s a very big “if”) this new strain really ends up being a terrible plague, you will either live… or die.  Settle that in your heart.  As a Christian you should be ready to die at any moment anyway.  You have to die sometime (Heb. 9:27).  You will die sometime.  Of something.  Perhaps something terrible.  Perhaps something mild.  The Lord knows; you don’t.  Will you die from the original strain of the coronavirus?  Statistically it is almost impossible, but yes, some do.  Perhaps you will be one of them.  Or will you die of some new strain?  Perhaps.  Well then, it is your time.  A time appointed by the sovereign Lord before you even had an existence.  A time appointed in eternity.

  “Viruses kill people.  End of story,” said Dr Dan Erickson (see above).  “The flu kills people.  Covid kills people.  But for the rest of us, we develop herd immunity.  We develop the ability to take this virus in and defeat it.”[8]  If, when this mild virus first broke out and started spreading around the world, it had just been left to run its course, it would have died out by now, and there would be no concern over a new strain.  As Knut Wittkowski, PhD., the former head of the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design at the Rockefeller University in New York City explained, mass quarantine only prolonged the virus – it could have been exterminated within weeks if people were allowed to lead normal lives.[9]  He explained that the only thing which stops respiratory diseases is herd immunity, which only occurs when a large percentage of the population becomes immune.  “About 80% of the people need to have had contact with the virus, and the majority of them won’t even have recognized that they were infected, or they had very, very mild symptoms, especially if they are children,” he said.  Even with “social distancing”, he said the virus would find ways to spread.  “You cannot stop the spread of a respiratory disease within a family, and you cannot stop it from spreading with neighbors, with people who are delivering, who are physicians – anybody.  People are social, and even in times of social distancing they have contacts; and any of those contacts could spread the disease.”

  He added something extremely significant: “it will go on forever unless we let it go.”  In other words, let it run its course.

  Tragically, this hasn’t happened.  And it’s not likely to happen in the future either.  “They” are not going to let it happen.  It is far too advantageous for the powers-that-be behind the powers-that-be to manipulate and control the response to what would have been history by now, a storm in a teacup.

January 2021

Shaun Willcock is a minister, author and researcher.  He runs Bible Based Ministries.  For other articles (which may be downloaded and printed), as well as details about his books, audio messages, pamphlets, etc., please visit the Bible Based Ministries website; or write to the address below.  If you would like to be on Bible Based Ministries’ email list, to receive all future articles, please send your details.

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[1].  “Have COVID-19 Deaths been Inflated?” WND, December 29, 2020.

[2].  “Microbiologists: Testing Shows Lockdowns are Actually Harmful.”  WND, April 27, 2020.

[3]. “Have COVID-19 Deaths been Inflated?” WND, December 29, 2020.

[4]. “Have COVID-19 Deaths been Inflated?” WND, December 29, 2020.

[5].  “Have COVID-19 Deaths been Inflated?” WND, December 29, 2020.

[6]. “New Covid Strain: How Worried Should We Be?”  BBC, 15 December 2020.

[7]. “UK Heads into Lockdown as ‘Out of Control’ New COVID Variant Rips Across Country.”  WND, December 20, 2020.

[8]. “Microbiologists: Testing Shows Lockdowns are Actually Harmful.”  WND, April 27, 2020.

[9]. “Epidemiologist: Coronavirus Could Be ‘Exterminated’ if Lockdown Lifted.”  WND, April 7, 2020.