WHO Declares Coronavirus Outbreak a Global Public Health Emergency
The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak in China a public health emergency of international concern, pointing to a significant increase in the number of cases and the diseaseâ€™s spread to other countries.
The designation, issued Thursday, came as the first person-to-person transmission of the virus was reported in the U.S.
The WHO designation indicates that international public-health authorities now consider the respiratory virus a significant threat beyond, China where it originated last month. The move could further heighten the global response to the outbreak....
Douglas Fir, itâ€™s not that bad. Donâ€™t change your plans based on fear. Find a reputable financial advisor and make a plan if you donâ€™t have one yet. Thousands of people die from the flu every year. Not sure yet if this corona thing will be worse than that or not.
Using your money for the Lordâ€™s work is good. I do warn you though that thereâ€™s a lot of folks out there who claim to be doing Godâ€™s work but are merely fattening themselves on donations. I have worked internationally in ministry and thereâ€™s so many people out there who are wolves in sheepâ€™s clothes.
I think Douglas Fir is really asking for an answer? I would say hold on to the all the doomsday thoughts, this virus is not yet that bad , people are surviving it and moving on with life especially outside of China. At times like these it is best to turn off the Tv, cnn, fox, etc and communicate instead with missionaries who are affected by all of this.
Gee, the latest news headlines are starting to sound a lot like a page from the last book of the Bible! What do you think? Are we living in the Last Days? Should I take Social Security early because I can use the (reduced) amount for the Lord's Work and not worry about receiving more if I wait until later.
Some good news, my friend who is a local to the epicenter of wuhan, is getting better, no more fever. God is good and can heal! She is lonely though. And many more are recovering according to Internet reports.
I'm still separated from a loved one until march or april, as every foreigner must self quarantine themselves for 2 weeks after arrival, which I won't risk doing.
I'm trying to encourage myself like King David did:
"Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God." (1 Samuel 30:6 NKJV)