Too many people are under the impression that the coronavirus pandemic is the first of its kind. But history books are not kind to people who hold this opinion.
We’ve dealt with pandemics that have been just as devastating in the past—in fact, some of these pandemics have been worse!
And many of them were strikingly similar to the one we’re going through right now.
Let’s take a look at a few examples:
The Black Death
It’s known as the “greatest catastrophe ever”—and for good reason. 50 million people wiped out in merely a few years. 60% of the entire population of Europe gone. The 14th century was a troubling time to live in—especially since science wasn’t even known in its current form and people tried primitive methods to treat and stop the spread of an invisible sickness.
They called it the “black death.”
And there are similarities to the novel coronavirus. Rats—a close cousin of bats—spread the black death. And similar in some respects to the coronavirus, it supposedly started in one place, and then spread throughout the world at unbelievable speeds.
The 1920 Plague
If Albert Camus’ novel The Plague springs to mind when you think of the word plague, you aren’t far off. We’re talking about the Spanish Flu that affected some 500 million individuals between 1918 to 1920. It was reported that of those infected, one-fifth died. The similarities to the novel coronavirus are, once more, shocking. Allegedly, again, rodents were the primary source of infection.
Contrary to the name, however, the plague didn’t originate in Spain. It instead originated in the barracks of the soldiers fighting the First World War. Similar plagues and sicknesses also spread in soldiers’ barracks when Henry VIII laid siege to Boulogne.
And That isn’t All
Between 1957–58, there was an influenza epidemic that also, like the coronavirus, originated in China. It was dubbed the Asian Flu and killed an estimated one or two million people. Not as “destructive” as the other two epidemics of the 20th century (the Spanish Flu and the 1968 flu pandemic) it was still damaging.
And very recently, between 2002 to 2004, there was the SARS outbreak. SARS is actually a coronavirus and this is the reason the current and related coronavirus threat we call COVID-19 is referred to in scientific publications as SARS-CoV-2. It was far deadlier than the current coronavirus, because it killed more people—but it didn’t spread as far around the world.
The Bottom Line
One question we need to ask ourselves is this: we have come so far and have dealt with so much; yet, we still underestimate our strength. The obvious answer is that we never believed in the actual source of human power.
But unbeknownst to us, there are sinister forces out there, just waiting to pounce on humankind as soon as we forget and ignore our true origin. There’s a reason pandemics like these strike after every couple of decades. Could it be a part of the extraterrestrial agenda that goes way beyond alien abductions?
In times like these, it is wisdom to keep the Creator close. Ask for divine wisdom and guidance as often as you can. The times might be difficult, but there IS a way to stay safe, and also heal.