Covid-19 Speculations Debunked

Covid-19 is pretty much the only thing I blog about these days, but is it any wonder considering that it is influencing every single aspect of our lives?🤨

(I did decide to switch it up a bit and call it Covid-19 instead of Coronavirus.)😎

I am not a doctor.

I am not a scientist.

I am not a politician.

I’m not even a big conspiracy theorist.

So, what am I?

I am a mere person with a hunger for truth. 

I have learned that if you sit back and watch things unfold, if you listen to every angle without forming an opinion… eventually you find consistent, sensible  bits of information that you can piece together and have a mostly accurate picture of what’s going on. (A.K.A. The truth.)

All that to say… what you’re about to read is merely my opinion.😎

Speculation 1. There is no hidden agenda, this is just a deadly virus.

There is so many reasons this doesn’t make sense as being ‘just a virus.’

1. If someone has this virus they send them…

Wait for it…

Home!

Not to the doctor, not to the hospital, not to the morgue… they send them home! To recover, not to die. Can you explain to me how a virus that sends you home to bed has the power to forcefully make people stay at home?!

2. The numbers alone tell you that the severity of this virus is equal or even less then the common flu.

A common argument on the lower numbers is this: You can’t look at just the lower number of cases, you have to look at the percentages. (Like maybe 1 in every 200 people dies from the flu, while 1 in every 100 dies from Covid-19.)

Even after considering that, I’m still not convinced this virus is more deadly or more contagious then the common flu because if it was it would be spreading at a much faster rate of speed.

Yes, I know that’s because people are staying home. Except for the fact that they aren’t actually staying home.🤷‍♀️

A lot might be… but many aren’t. There’s enough of people still working that this virus should be spreading rapidly if it’s as bad as they say it is.

3. Wolf’s shut down guidelines alone tell us that this virus isn’t that serious.

Construction… 4-6 men crews who see no one else all day are shut down.

Restaurants are shut down but doing take out or deliveries (AKA as taking Covid-19 from door to door) is allowed.🤷‍♀️

Liquor stores are open.🤷‍♀️🤨

I could go on… let me mention instead the many waivers he handed out…

If this virus is as bad as they say waivers shouldn’t even be an option.

4. Question… do you know even 1 person that had this virus? Most will answer no, but if you answered yes… did their immediate family get it? Again often the answer is no, but if you said yes… did a lot of people they came in contact with get it? The answer is no, and I don’t think I’ve yet heard a yes to that one yet. You’re probably tired of hearing this… but if this virus is as contagious as they say it is, you should clearly see a wide circle of infected people around every single person that was diagnosed with coronavirus.

5. And last but not least… if this virus would be as bad as they say, people would be afraid to go out and would stay home willingly.

Speculation 2. They know the virus is often not fatal but they are afraid of the healthcare systems and workers becoming overwhelmed with covid cases.

🤨

They’re sending most people home to recover, remember?!

How does that overload hospitals again?

Just for fun though, let’s say this one is true…

Then why did they continue enforcing more and more drastic measures even as hospital beds sat empty and covid cases didn’t soar to the extremes they predicted?

Sure, I hear you… because if everyone stopped quarantining at once there was still a chance of flooding hospitals.

Why wouldn’t we be opening things back up slowly then, rather then locking things down tighter?

Why are healthcare workers being laid off?

Maybe, because this never had anything to do with hospital overload?🤷‍♀️

Speculation 3. Staying home is why the number of cases is becoming less.

This one is slightly unrelated but I want to put it on record that Wolf is wrong when he says that!👆

1. Look at the numbers across the states… some states with more restrictions have more cases while states or countries even, that did less restricting have less covid cases.

2. Also… people are not staying home. Every week the amount of people shopping at market is higher, there is a lot more traffic each week and yet the number of covid cases is now going down. 🤷‍♀️

Speculation 4. They want people safe at home in case of riots while they take down a worldwide trafficking ring.

This one in my opinion doesn’t hold out because there is very little evidence to back it up.

Some say Trump is in charge of this takedown but I have a hard time believing this because if you follow Trump on FB you will see that he seems confused about certain things at times.

Example, he said Easter would be a good time to open up again then changed it to May 1st, now he wants to open up slowly but some governors are pushing back. Point being, I think Trump would be more confident about the timeline if he was in charge of the trafficking takedown.

I also realize, that this takedown operation could be taking longer then they first thought, but the whole Democrat governors trying to lock us down longer while Trump wants to reopen America works against that theory.

Maybe Trump isn’t directly involved with this operation… Still, it doesn’t make sense that this lockdown and the takedown are connected because the very people running the trafficking hubs are also the ones trying to keep America closed. I don’t see any way that this is beneficial to them but maybe I missed something?🤷‍♀️

The one thing I found that does support this theory is the multiple small trafficking rings that have been brought down lately. I’ve never followed this tho, so I don’t know if there is more being taken down now then usual.

Bottom line… 1 piece of evidence isn’t enough to build a case on, and that evidence only covers smaller rings. I have found nothing yet to support the theory of rings with large operations being brought down.

Although maybe it’s a quiet operation, and I am definitely in favor of this being true.

Speculation 5. This is the government’s way of trying to take down small businesses.

This doesn’t ring true to me because I don’t see what they have to gain from it. I mean this is a really big ordeal just to close businesses, I’d say they have a lot of easier options available if that really is the goal.

Also, I’d say Trump is a business man first and a politician second. If you read his books, he’s all about people helping themselves not about controlling the people.

Speculation 6. The Government is trying to take away our rights, they want to control us.

I don’t believe this to be the case because at this point there’s too much standing in their way.

We do still have an active constitution. (I think)🤨

Our current President has proven that he isn’t a dictator.

The stars simply aren’t aligned enough for them to suddenly take over the country successfully.

I think, if anything they are going to be impressed with how easy it was to pull a couple strings and everyone bowed to their every wish and that is going to make them power hungry and they might try something insane like this again.

Worst case scenario, this is a trial run, so they know what laws and bills need to be put into affect in order to maybe accomplish complete government control some day.

It’s time to be aware of what’s happening in the political world, people. We have some say in who is elected for each position but we won’t have that for long if we continue to ignore it.

Speculation 7. This Virus is man made to ruin the economy which will then ruin Trump’s chances at being re-elected.

This is the one theory that actually makes sense to me.

Under Trumps leadership the Economy has been thriving. He is, after all, a businessman, remember? Most People love a good economy because it feels safe. So, if the democrats want to take back the White House, they have to make sure Trump doesn’t get re-elected. The best way to do this is to ruin one of the few things that both Democrats and Republicans like about him.

I think they have made it very clear by now that they have no value for human life, honest work, our rights and the list goes on…

To me they have more then proven that they wouldn’t hesitate to use manipulation  or deception to get what they want.

Trump is overturning and disputing a lot of the things they have worked hard to put into place, he is a giant roadblock to whatever agenda they have.

So, yea I think they would stoop low enough to create a virus and use the media to cause mass panic which then gives governors a reason to shut down states, which will then crash the economy… and who will get the blame?

President Trump.

Because he’s the president so he’s the likely one to blame.

And then… the democrats have a smooth ride right into the White House.

Except it isn’t going to work, because although they have a foolproof plan, they did forget one tiny detail.

At least in their opinion it’s tiny, but what they don’t realize is that sometimes what looks like a minor detail is actually the very thing that will blow up the entire operation.

They forgot about God.

And, for them that is a problem because I don’t think God is done with America yet.

He has a plan that is superior to any plans with hidden agendas.

I don’t know the outcome of all of this, but I do know that God is still on the throne and he is still in control, no matter how dark it gets.

So, there you have my thoughts on this whole thing, there’s no pressure to agree, we live in a free country after all. (I think)🤔

Make sure you vote this fall (and pray for our country) so we can keep it that way.

 

 

 

Coronavirus: An Opportunity For Small Businesses

I’ve heard it a few times now, something along the lines of: “Small businesses will take a hit and maybe never recover from this pandemic.”

I think this might be true on so many levels… (the part where we might take a hit that is)

BUT…

I think God wants to use this time to grow and start small businesses.

I believe, we are in a season where God is bringing business and ministry together in a way that the world has not yet seen.

Bethel Church is doing this thing called ‘Heaven in Business.’ Google it if you’re interested.

I love business and we have have a desire to be involved in ministry so this… this is exciting to me.

How many times have you heard people talk about something they’d like to start but it always ends with: ‘I don’t have the time.’

Guys, right now…

You’ve. Got. Time. 

This is the moment we’ve all dreamt of having.

Many of us have said the words: ‘If I could have just a week off to catch up.’ ‘I wish I could add another hour to each day.’ ‘I could sleep for a week.’ And there’s many more…

Right now we’ve got that👆. Well according to FB some of you do, as for the rest of us, it’s actually added to to our schedule.🤦‍♀️

This is an opportunity to start the business that you’ve always wanted to start.

Maybe, it’s even a nudge (or a big shove) from God because we were so comfortable doing the things we aren’t called to, that we were never going to step out, on our own, to do what God is calling us too.

Either way, don’t waste this time, pray about it, then go put that dream of yours into action.

If you already have a small business…

This is still an opportunity. It’s an opportunity to see what your business is capable of.

If you’re in the food business, maybe you can experiment with doing deliveries, or curbside pick up.

Whatever business you’re in, there’s probably something new you can experiment with. And if not you can improve your system, find the flaws, weak spots etc. then fine tune it into a better and more efficient system.

But… how do we stay afloat right now?

That is the question.

For us, we’re taking less people each week. We’re rotating our people, instead of working every week some of them are only working every other wk.

We’re obviously making smaller batches of food, and we’re even cutting back on our variety… we’ll have some things this week but not next week, and next week we’ll have what we didn’t have this week.🤷‍♀️

It might sound bizarre, but it’s working, whatever it takes to keep our expenses down, because I have no clue what to expect from 1 week to the next.

We’re cutting corners wherever we can, but one thing I believe God is saying is this:

Our generosity in this season will determine how well our business bounces back once this pandemic ends.

I think our natural tendency at a time like this is to hang on tightly to what we do have because we don’t even know if we’ll be allowed to go to work next week.

But I believe that God wants us to be generous, to not cling tightly to our material possession, finances, toilet paper😆 or whatever it might be, rather we should share it, give until it hurts. Then we can stand back and watch it multiply because it’s been blessed by God.

Soon after this Pandemic started Anna Kail shared this passage. 👇 It resonated with me and it’s something I keep going back to, it’s a great guide for this moment in time.

Elijah and the Widow at Zarephath

Some time later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land. Then the word of the Lord came to him: “Go at once to Zarephath in the region of Sidon and stay there. I have directed a widow there to supply you with food.” 10 So he went to Zarephath. When he came to the town gate, a widow was there gathering sticks. He called to her and asked, “Would you bring me a little water in a jar so I may have a drink?” 11 As she was going to get it, he called, “And bring me, please, a piece of bread.”

12 “As surely as the Lord your God lives,” she replied, “I don’t have any bread—only a handful of flour in a jar and a little olive oil in a jug. I am gathering a few sticks to take home and make a meal for myself and my son, that we may eat it—and die.”

13 Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small loaf of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son.14 For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain on the land.’” 1 Kings 17:7-16

So, there you have it.

Keep the faith, be generous and your post Covid-19  sales will be unbelievably high…

because they’ll be blessed by God.

Also… go start that business.