Ciaran McGrath – January 23, 2018
The NHS has been struggling to cope with the added burden posed by this winter’s Australian flu outbreak, and other countries, including the United States, France and China are facing similar problems as a WHO spokesman said worse could be around the corner.
He said: “In North America Influenza-like Illness (ILI) levels are similar to those seen in 2014-2015 season, which was the most severe season in recent years, and influenza A (H3N2) is the main circulating virus.
“In some Western European countries hospitalization rates have already reached high levels. It is difficult to predict when the influenza activity will peak or if it has already peaked.”
To further complicate matters, different strains of the virus were impacting in different countries, he explained.
One of the problems faced by health experts is the rapid rate at which viruses mutate.
Comment: John Durrad http://www.setapartbytruth.org
Again, we seem to be on the edge of a catastrophic disease pandemic that is threatening the world. As the horsemen continue their increasingly gruesome ride, let us consider just what the world’s health organisations are saying bearing in mind the fourth horseman is to take the health of the nations away from them.
More and more you may have noticed that these reports talk of a “pandemic threat” rather than the previously used “epidemic threat.” Is a word significant? It is when we consider the prophetic words of the book of Revelation concerning the fourth seal.
“And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.” Rev 6:7-8
Is a word significant? Looking at the dictionary definition of “Epidemic” and “Pandemic” what do we find?
EPIDEMIC: Spreading rapidly and extensively among many individuals IN AN AREA.
PANDEMIC: Widespread, general, UNIVERSAL, from the Greek “pandeiros” meaning, OF ALL THE PEOPLE.
Notice the difference? Could God be giving a warning even through these secular sources that even though our knowledge and technology increases, conditions in the world are getting worse, and not better.