Last Sunday night we lit a candle in our front window and joined hundreds of thousands of other Christians up and down the country and throughout the world to pray about the Coronavirus pandemic. We followed the #Praytoendcovid19 prayer points as follows. For God to intervene to stop the spread of the coronavirus from this day forward For those who…

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It’s the early hours of the morning, and I’m standing in a cholera camp looking at the scene around me. There are people everywhere – on beds, on benches, on the floor, even lying in wheelbarrows. Sunken eyes look up at me as I look at the line of IV drips and giving sets attached…

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One of the striking features of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the different trajectories of spread in different countries.   The epidemic started in China but after 81,000 cases and just over 3,200 deaths there have been no domestically acquired cases there in the last three days. The danger now for China is for the virus…

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Epidemic infections were a source of terror in the ancient world. They would sweep into the cities of the Roman Empire, causing devastation. The Plague of Cyprian was a pandemic that afflicted the Roman Empire from about AD 249 to 262. From 250 to 262, at the height of the outbreak, 5,000 people a day…

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L’épidémie de COVID19 a plongé les nations dans un chaos complet. La peur et la panique ont saisi le monde. De nombreux pays sont aux prises avec l’impact du grand nombre de personnes tombant malades et du nombre croissant de nouvelles infections. De nombreux pays se préparent à cette éventualité, mais se débattent, ne sachant…

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The COVID19 epidemic has thrown nations into complete chaos.  Fear and panic have gripped the world. Many nations are struggling with the impact of large numbers of people falling ill and increasing numbers of new infections. Many nations are preparing for this eventuality, but struggling, not knowing what they should be doing since the current…

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It is hard to have missed the news that coronavirus is a big thing. Government guidance and press conferences every few days; headlines screaming about the risks; editorials debating about the effectiveness of the Government’s measures; all bombard us daily.  We see the news from China, Italy and South Korea, with whole cities on lockdown, and…

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