When it comes to avoiding coronavirus, it’s best to stick to the science.
It is now believed dozens of worshippers at the River of Grace Community Church in South Korea were infected with COVID-19 after a contaminated bottle containing supposed cure-all saltwater was sprayed directly into congregant's mouths, including those of the pastor and his wife.
“It’s been confirmed that they put the nozzle of the spray bottle inside the mouth of a follower who was later confirmed as a patient, before they did likewise for other followers as well, without disinfecting the sprayer,” explained local coronavirus task force chief Lee Hee-young. “They did so out of the false belief that saltwater kills the virus. This made it inevitable for the virus to spread.”
The church has since been closed and all congregants tested.
Safety in Solitude
The news comes as the number of confirmed cases in South Korea sits at 8,236. The country has been lauded for taking control after a sluggish initial response to the virus and testing up to 10,000 people daily, free of charge, at special drive-through clinics. There are now more people being released from full recovery than new infections.
Prime Minister Chung Sye Kyun has insisted it's “still too early to relax,” saying his government “will concentrate its efforts on preventing cluster infections.”
Interestingly, the Korean government has since traced nearly 63.5 percent of all confirmed cases in the country back to the mysterious Shincheonji Church of Jesus in the city of Daegu, site of the initial outbreak. It is believed a 61-year-old Shincheonji congregant (Patient No. 31) of the so-called infected many of their fellow worshippers during services. Shincheonji’s founder is now facing potential murder charges.
Snake Oil Salesmen Face Consequences
Eager not to be lumped into the same unholy basket, the world's largest Pentecostal church in Seoul decided early on to stream its services online, while The New Creation Church in Singapore provided its 33,000 members complementary temperature checks using state-of-the-art thermal scanners.
With so much misinformation out there, and lives on the line, rogue pastors in the US should take heed.
As it stands, state Attorneys General are pursuing legal charges against religious leaders who sell fake coronavirus cures, including infamous televangelist Jim Bakker. He is being sued by the state of Missouri for selling a ‘Silver Solution’ he claims will cure the virus. In fact, ingesting colloidal silver can be dangerous.
We all want to be safe. But when it comes to pandemics, it's probably best to leave the cures to the medical experts.
Then we need to make sure that other snake oil salesmen on the net get taken down as well, like Critical Health News, who claims they can cure everything from cancer to this virus, all you have to do is buy their products and use them at $300.00 a week
Being a person who lacks my medicial license from any State I can give advice on how to get a cure up front. If that salt water was from the Dead Sea. It must be taken from the Kalia Beach which is located at the northern area of the Dead Sea. It has to be taken during the full moon on a couldless night between the hour of 11:00 PM and 11:08 PM. It is vital that it is done in a mayonnaise jar from the Funk and Wagnalls' porch on this very day. This must be place into a black bag made out of spun silver to keep evil spirits at bay.
Before each serving the jar must be shacken and not stir to keep the salt in motion. One small level tea spoon is all that is need. If it does not work take two asprin and call me in the morning.
Okay. Maybe a bit perverse, BUT, With these churches usually just giving their flock a little wafer and wine or water as their ceremonial sacrament, maybe this new thing could be part of the "body of Christ". But what part of the male body is often put in someone's mouth until a salty fluid shoots out? Hmmmm. Then again, I dont think a "Church of the Holy Jesus Blow Job" would go very far, except for maybe some catholic priests.
I totally agree. Science, logic, and reason will always win out.
Salt water can be a cure for some illnesses but when it comes a pandemic virus leave it to science the God gave us never think salt water is a cure for a pandemic
Thanks for an extended laugh. I am now quite short-of-breath, with a dry cough.
A few thoughts on this coronavirus crisis. First they say that mask wont protect you, so dont get them because Healthcare workers need them for their protection. So it the mask protect Healthcare workers who are in closer contact with sick people then they would ALSO help protect everyone else. But there still isn't enough to go around. So, why the hell doesn't Trump use the war powers act to ORDER companies to start mass producing the masks and gloves?!? THEN, instead of just a $1200 stimulus check the government could be sending EVERYONE the masks and gloves needed for EVERYONE to get back to work - while still, of course, making modifications for physical distancing. THEN, instead of these lock down, shelter in place, orders, with many areas, like the California Bay Area now enforcing them under threat of fines or imprisonment, they could allow the economy to restart itself, with orders that the masks and gloves must be worn at work and for all public interactions. This is NOT putting profit above people. It IS putting people FIRST. Scientific studies have shown that for every 1% rise in unemployment will result in about 70,000 deaths, also called "deaths of despair" where the despair and increased stress cause more hear attacks, suicides, etc. Right now they're saying unemployment could reach 30%. For sake of example let's say that would be a 25% rise. With 70,000 deaths for each 1% rise that's about 1,750,000 deaths. A hell of a lot more than worse case scenarios for the coronavirus. SOOOOoooooo..... Government "leaders", get people - EVERYONE- the masks and gloves needed, while continuing reasonable physical distancing; and STOP treating people as if they're suffering from diminished capacity and that we are all too incompetent to get on with our lives, while taking needed precautions. Otherwise there will be the currently unacknowledged MILLIONS of people who will die from unemployment. Oh - and if people want to be so stupid that they suck on the same spray bottle it WON'T effect everyone else.
A little off topic but I bought this cleaning solution that was supposed to keep my bathroom and kitchen clean.
I got it through Amway and it was useless colored water.