Reader: Coronavirus unlike anything we have experienced

Published 9:49 am Wednesday, March 18, 2020

To the Editor:

A great website said to boost your immune system, eat right, reduce stress and get enough sleep. Foods that boost your immune system to prepare for any viruses are lemons, limes, pineapples, mushrooms, garlic and sauerkraut. Juice isn’t as good. Vitamin C, strawberries, oranges, exercise and sunshine also boost your immune system. If you don’t get sunshine take vitamin D3 daily. Praying and keeping your mind on Jesus lowers stress and gives peace!

The World Health Organization says the mortality rate for coronavirus is 3.4 globally, higher than previous estimates. This means the death rate for coronavirus is 34 times higher than the flu. On Facebook some are wrongly saying coronavirus is no more dangerous than the flu. It’s a fact the coronavirus has a much higher mortality rate and is more contagious than the flu.

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Experts say by the middle of May every hospital bed in America will be taken and there will be over 4 million cases in America. The good news is it only kills adults. The size of the outbreak matters as much as the death rate in terms of how deadly a disease is. Only God knows how many will die!  According to U.S. hospitals expect 480,000 deaths and 96 million infected. U.S. hospitals expect only 5 percent of those infected to require hospitalization. In England they believe 15 percent of people with infections will require hospitalization and they will continue to get infected or re-infected for one year before it ends in Spring 2021. England is being more realistic and at least three times more Americans will probably die than U.S. hospitals expect. Tennessee should build new coronavirus only hospitals as China did. Tennessee could remodel empty buildings such as the Green Valley building in Greeneville, Tenn. Governor Lee and Ballad Health need to build a new East Tennessee hospital for those infected with coronavirus and staff it with doctors and nurses under 30 years old who are less likely to be infected. They should obtain extra oxygen because a large portion of those infected will require oxygen for several weeks.

Most Americans will have a stay vacation this year. People fighting over toilet tissue brings a new meaning to the term March madness. It’s not the end of the world. The Bible says it’s a world without end. However, it’s the end of the world as we know it. Coronavirus is shutting down the world. Christians must continue to share the gospel and do what you are called to do. In the end days the Bible says everything that can be shaken will be shaken and dangerous times will come. Coronavirus is a wake-up call to repent and trust Jesus. Jesus is coming any moment. The rapture is a rescue. The American government should cancel the census. Americans should count their days not count their population or their number of rolls of toilet tissue. Before America goes down the toilet humble yourself and turn from sin and self to Jesus. Psalms 90:12, “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” Jesus is all we can count on so make your days count for Jesus!

D.D. Nave