Years ago we reported on a mystic who made a comment that’s fascinating in light of covid-19. A chastisement to come, she said, quoting Mary, would be “fashioned with your own hands.”
In a similar vein did an alleged seer from Brazil, Pedro Regis (for discernment only), quoted Mary as saying, “Know that men will drink the poison prepared by their own hands” (though this seemed related to the Mideast).
Nonetheless, the point: we shape our own futures by what we do or don’t do, what we make, what we toss into the biosphere.
And one wonders — in this vein — if, besides “fashioning” chastisements through sinfulness, coronavirus could literally have been made by human hands.
The technical back and forth in this debate is too complex to readily summarize. What brings the question to mind are the odd manifestations of covid. We’ve mentioned this before. It keeps getting stranger.
All of a sudden a healthy and relatively young friend of ours who runs a beauty salon (where masks were not worn) has come down with an illness they are calling cellulitis and he needs a liver transplant. It hit every organ. Right out of the blue. Another friend and Eucharistic Minister was in similarly good health just before a trip and days later died of what they called pneumonia while in Germany (this before covid was in the news). This is no “fake news,” this: see simply how hospitals are full-to-overflowing, or the fact that it is now the leading cause of death in the United States. Another friend was diagnosed with covid and nearly died while yet another barely escaped hospital admittance. And so forth. That’s a partial list. The range of effects and outcomes is staggering. It’s something very different, this covid; sometimes almost alien.
Look at the most recent worldwide number:
While for most it is without symptoms or is like a cold or the flu, it is decidedly neither. Recent research indicates that even those who seem to have only a mild case can suffer long-term effects, from difficulty breathing to digestive, coronary, and neurological disorders.
Neither the cold nor flu “bugs” causes teeth to loosen (as reported in one outlet), crosses the barrier into the brain (at the back of the throat, which may be one reason it causes the loss of smell and taste and who knows what else), leads to strokes, triggers arrhythmias (especially atrial fibrillation), causes limb tremors, alters mental abilities (diminishing the ability, for example, to remember beyond forty-eight hours or gauge the passing of time), instigates hair loss, spurs headaches, causes psychological abnormalities, creates extreme, long-term tiredness (like chronic fatigue syndrome), affects the immune system (mimicking HIV), is marked by confusion and delirium, and can last for months (and for all we know years).
Noted a report in the London Guardian, quoting a professor of infectious disease who had it complete with a muggy head, upset stomach, tinnitus, pins and needles skin sensation, breathlessness, dizziness, and arthritis in the hands, “There is growing evidence that the virus causes a far greater array of symptoms than was previously understood. And that its effects can be agonizingly prolonged. The symptoms were weird as hell.”
“This is a novel disease,” he adds. “And an outrageous one. The textbooks haven’t been written.”
The litany of effects is not said to scare anyone: With proper measures — and prayer (see footnote at bottom) — covid, in many cases, can be headed off at the pass. Taking hefty doses of vitamin C, vitamin D-3, and daily zinc are measures that may be preventative or at least ameliorative. Bolster the immune system.
But the point is the strangeness, which again leads us to a question we have posed before:
Is coronavirus weird because it is man-made — fashioned by humans? Was it created in a Chinese or Russian lab? Did it escape from research units that were conducting “gain of function” alterations of the virus’s proteins (including in Wuhan itself) to make it more transmissible and lethal (experiments done in the name of determining how bad a pathogen can be, and thus learning how to thwart it if it occurs in nature)? Was it researched as a bioweapon?
Yes, a bat virus can transmit to an intermediary animal like a snake or pangolin and then mutate further, crossing to humans. And if the human immune system has never previously endured it, and learned how to immunize, it can be devastating. These pathogens spring up in nature. There are thousands.
But the nearest bat cave in the case of Wuhan is hundreds of miles away and Chinese researchers are known to handle precisely this coronavirus, including at least two scientists who were doing similar work at a laboratory in North Carolina before returning to the Wuhan area, where they continued their work. Is there a chance it or the original gain-of-function technology originated at an American university?
The similarities to HIV, which can totally break down a body’s resistance to disease, and which some likewise suspected was synthetic, are unnerving. Another report, in the Chicago Tribune, reports a victim who “described a strange burning sensation on the soles of her feet, as if she were walking on coals. Two weeks after discharge from the hospital, she began noticing odd memory lapses — inexplicably forgetting phone numbers and similar routine facts once recalled without effort. Then over the summer her hair began falling out in chunks, with long chestnut-colored strands suddenly filling a brush or circling the shower drain.”
Eyes swell, itch, or have discharge. There is periodic shortness of breath for many months.
According to the AARP, there are also “covid toes” (burning and itching), obnoxious rashes, sudden loss of hearing, and even hallucinations. “In some patients, hallucinations may be part of delirium that can sometimes accompany a critical illness or a long hospital stay, especially among older adults,” says the organization. “In others, the visions and voices occur on their own, and doctors say the symptom could be due to chronically low levels of oxygen going to the brain or may be a result of the virus causing a direct attack on the brain.”
Was it around before they say?
Recent analyses of blood taken by the Red Cross and other agencies indicate the virus was in Italy at least as early as last September (2019) — months before the January 20, 2020 date usually cited as the escape of corona from China. Meanwhile the Chinese (who obviously would like to escape blame) claim it may have begun in Spain or India, where an unexplained and strange ailment has just sickened hundreds.
Not the flu — not anything we have previously seen. Nearly alien? Nearly demonic. We warned of a coming epidemic many years ago [see one article] and based a novel on the idea of man-made pathogens released into the biosphere [see The Seven].
Are we, thus, fighting a weaponized pathogen fashioned with components of the AIDS pathogen? Odds are it is natural. Perhaps it is.
[Footnote, some advice from Mary at Medjugorje back in 1982: “For the cure of the sick, it is important to say the following prayers: the Creed, and seven times each, the Lord’s Prayer, the Hail Mary, and the Glory Be, and to fast on bread and water.
“It is good to impose one’s hands on the sick and to pray [after fasting]. It is good to anoint the sick with Holy Oil. All priests do not have the gift of healing. In order to receive this gift, the priest must pray with perseverance and believe firmly.”]
[Further footnote, a word of knowledge from 2004: “The world is now seriously out of conformance with the Will of God and what He created and intended. There are those who would reconfigure the very creatures He has formed, and who meddle with the texture of life. For this reason, the Lord will allow a huge reorientation. If not for the action of Heaven, what God has created on earth will soon be damaged beyond recovery. A very dramatic effect already is in progress as regards the support structures of what man calls nature. Such cannot be allowed to take the final realization of total realignment when it comes to the very way elements and life forces interact. The event to come will surprise everyone who has offered a prognostication, and will show even recalcitrant scientists, though not all, that there is a fundamental alarm in Heaven over their arrogant and wayward course. Nothing that is artificial in a way that disrupts what God intended will be allowed to stand.
“Heed this too: the politics of denial will be struck as with a plague.
“The smallest of what lives is precious in My sight.
“The angels have their instructions from east to west, and now a timetable has been set in motion.”]