It really saddens me to see how many people — including many of my own Christian brethren who clearly should know better — have so easily succumbed to the unsubstantiated claims of conspiracy theorists in regards to the current coronavirus pandemic. While that is troubling in itself, even worse, some of these people are so deceived, that even now, months into this fast-spreading global pandemic, they still don’t believe that the SARS-CoV-2 plague is real. Denying all evidence that tells them to the contrary, such folks claim that COVID-19 is simply a news media hoax, or else they attribute the pandemic to some other scheming entities who are bent on carrying out some dark and devious agenda to control the world. Take your pick.
Many of the people who entertain this madness base their position primarily on what they are able to observe in their own immediate, personal microcosm. In other words, because they don’t know anyone personally who has become infected with or died from COVID-19, they therefore assume — quite erroneously so — that the pandemic must not be real. In fact, I have even read comments online where some of these people claim that the stories of refrigerator trucks filled with the bodies of the dead are all fabricated. They also claim that some hospitals are not really being overwhelmed, and are in fact pretty empty with very little or even no activity at all. Yes, believe it or not! That is how deceived some of them are!
Wow! What a short-sighted perspective! How can such people shut their eyes so tightly, and choose to ignore the greater picture, and the greater body of scientific, medical and governmental evidence which clearly demonstrates that the COVID-19 pandemic is very real? My gosh, as of this current date — June 18, 2020 — it has infected well over eight million people thus far, and killed over 447,000 thousand people around the world as well. I am sure that the Americans who have lost someone to this disease don’t believe that it is a fabricated media hoax. Neither do the Brazilians. Neither do the British. Neither do the Italians. Or the French. Or the Spanish. Or anyone else where the coronavirus has taken a horribly great toll. Only crazy conspiracy theorists embrace the insanity that the pandemic is not real. Only deceived people can close their eyes to what is happening all around them and ignore this tragedy.
Look, as I will be pointing out in yet another upcoming coronavirus-related article, I am not stupid, and I don’t have my head in the sand. On the one hand, I wholeheartedly agree with the fact that we should not be too naive and gullible insofar as the liberal news media, and even our own government announcements are concerned. We all know how they can be. After all, they do have their agendas. However, at the same time, neither should we go to the opposite extreme by rejecting and scoffing at what is actually happening around the world right now. Neither should we trivialize, discount or minimize the number of deaths which have occurred thus far, as if they mean nothing, simply because they are not in the millions. At least not yet. In case you don’t know what I am talking about, let me tell you.
In recent months I have seen certain discussions occurring on Facebook in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, which I feel should not be happening. I am referring to some of my own Christian brethren who I have seen arguing and debating over numbers, and comparing annual flu mortality rates and COVID-19 mortality rates, all for the sake of making some particular point, or defending a particular position. Most often, it is to make the point that the current coronavirus pandemic death rate is not nearly as bad as the annual flu death rate. Personally, I view it as being insensitive, and even callous to the suffering and death which so many people are experiencing right now. It is being carnal. These dead people are not just mere numbers to argue about.
I don’t know about you, but I believe that every life is precious to the Lord. He desires everyone to be saved. I have to wonder how many of the over 447,000 people who have already perished worldwide from this plague, knew Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. So if you have been guilty of doing this, please, let’s stop downplaying and minimizing their deaths by engaging in foolish numbers debates. Okay? Let’s show a little sensitivity.
But getting back to the crazy idea that the pandemic is just a fabrication of the news media, stop and think about this. If we accept what fringe conspiracy theorists are claiming — which I personally don’t — then we have to not only believe that the drastic actions which are currently being taken by governments all around the world are based on their belief in the lies of the mass media, but we also have to believe that 188 of the nations of the world have suddenly banded together in order to deceive the world’s people. It is just one big, evil, global plot where everyone is in cahoots with each other, right? I don’t think so. Furthermore, we have to believe that all of these nations are willing to totally wreck their economies, in order to perpetuate this so-called pandemic “hoax”, and deceive their own people. Do you see how far-fetched such an idea is?
Personally, I don’t buy this hoax nonsense. I live on a small island where everybody knows everybody, or is at least related to a lot of other people on the island. In March of this current year, we had zero confirmed cases of COVID-19. Now — June 18, 2020 — we have 188 total confirmed cases, and the number continues to slowly grow by the week. Thankfully, unlike many other places, due to strict social distancing being put into practice early on here, we have had only five deaths thus far. However, now that social distancing restrictions are being loosened up a bit, and businesses are starting to reopen, it will be interesting to see how this affects the number of total infections.
So, my friends, if you want to, you can believe that the coronavirus pandemic is one grand hoax that is being perpetuated by 188 governments around the world, by the news media, by many medical professionals, etc. But personally, I am convinced that the pandemic is real. Yes, the mass media is clearly and surely exaggerating the truth regarding this pandemic for reasons which I have already explained before. No doubt, some governments are doing so as well. Nevertheless, that does not negate the underlying facts, as communicated to us by government representatives and health officials alike. Believe it or not, but there are some honest people amongst them. They are not all slimeballs.
For those of you who may have possibly missed some of my previous coronavirus-related writings, following is a list of everything I have written to date regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. I believe that you will find a lot of useful, factual, instructive and Scriptural information in this material. Please feel free to share this list on your own timelines, pages, in your Facebook groups, and on any other social networks where you happen to participate. Thank you so very much, and God bless you!
Bill’s Bible Basics Coronavirus Information Center:
Bill’s Bible Basics Articles:
BBB Article: “Coronavirus: Just the Facts, Ma’am”:
BBB Article: “COVID-19, Financial Assistance and Christian Love”:
BBB Article: “Coronavirus: Defiant Christians, Stay Home!”:
BBB Article: “COVID-19: Exposure Logging and Contact Tracing: Is It Safe?”:
Bill’s Bible Basics Blog Posts:
BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: Latest Statistics – Bill’s Bible Basics Blog”:
BBB Blog Post: “Stop Joking About the Coronavirus”:
BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: God Will Silence the Fools”:
BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: Be Still and Know That I Am God”:
BBB Blog Post: “Is COVID-19 the New Normal? : Don’t Freak Out! Trust the Lord!”:
BBB Blog Post: “Helpful Tips Regarding Using Face Masks and Respirators”:
BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: Why Do You Condemn Your Brethren?”:
BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: Are You Distracted?”:
BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: Wake Up, Already!”:
BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: 40 Bible Verse Lists Regarding God’s Love, Patience, Wrath, Judgments and Repentance”:
BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: Where is Your Common Sense?”:
BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: More Useful Information”:
BBB Blog Post: “The Doctor Anthony Fauci Debate: My View”:
BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: How to Respond to the Pandemic”:
BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: Face Masks or Bandanas?”:
BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus and Beards and Mustaches”:
BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: Do You Need A Psychiatric Evaluation?”:
BBB Blog Post: “COVID-19: Attention iOS Users! This May Be of Interest to You if You Use the “Maps” App!”:
BBB Blog Post: “Apple iOS 13.7 Introduces COVID-19 Exposure Notifications With No Need For 3rd Party App”:
Bill’s Bible Basics Poetry:
BBB Poem: “Coronavirus Kooks”: