Pestilence Update

Measles Outbreaks Nearing Levels Not Seen Since 1992. Anti-Vax Propaganda Is Partly to Blame

Blog note. Jesus indicated that ‘fearful sights’ (various natural disasters) would occur leading up to the time known as the Tribulation and Great Tribulation (a combined seven year period of great destruction on earth). Although these types of things have occurred in the past for centuries and thousands of years, they could be identified as the ‘season of the times’ due to the ferociousness of these events. They would be occurring in greater intensity, severity, frequency, size, duration, scope … just like the pains that a woman experiences in labor the farther along she is in the labor process. We are in the ‘season of the times’ that comes just before the seven (7) year Tribulation/Great Tribulation period
… And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11).
… And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; (Luke 21:25)
… Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken; (Luke 21:26)
… This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2 Timothy 3:1)
Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. These verses are several of many such prophecies from throughout the Bible. 2017 was the worst year in recorded history for the intensity, frequency, severity, duration and occurrence of a large number of severe natural disasters worldwide. Earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, torrential flooding, unprecedented wildfires in unusual places, devastating droughts, excessive/scorching heat setting records everywhere, record snowfalls in Europe and Russia. Snow in the Arabia. This list can go on. Most studied Eschatologists believe these ‘fearful sights’ and massive natural disasters are all part of the ‘CONVERGENCE’ of signs that this Biblical and prophetic age is closing. Most people who study prophecy are familiar with the routine reference(s) made that these things will be like a woman having labor pains that occur in greater severity, frequency, size and duration prior to giving birth. End of note.

Measles Outbreaks Nearing Levels Not Seen Since 1992. Anti-Vax Propaganda Is Partly to Blame

Fortune•March 8, 2019

In just the first two months of 2019, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 206 individual confirmed cases of measles. According to data analysis from the Washington Post, reported cases of the infectious virus in January and February alone put 2019 on track to be the worst year for measles since 1992.

Thanks to an effective vaccine, measles was practically eradicated domestically back at the turn of this century. The number of cases confirmed during January and February 2019 alone outpaces the annual number of cases in all but three years since 2000.

Anti-vax propaganda is the reason some parents choose not to vaccinate their children against preventable diseases, and several hotspots have major measles outbreaks ongoing now due to vaccine exemptions, as well as vaccine hesitancy and refusal. For example, New York is experiencing its worst measles outbreak in decades, and Washington also has a serious ongoing measles outbreak, which has hit unvaccinated young children under the age of 10 particularly hard. There are 71 confirmed cases in Washington so far this year, a sizable percentage of the total number of reported and confirmed cases nationwide.

Illinois, New Jersey, and Texas are also experiencing measles outbreaks, and Europe was hit with a record-high number of measles cases in 2018. According to a new UNICEF study, global measles cases increased by nearly half from 2017 to 2018.

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