Pestilence Update

Coronavirus: Doctors collapse from exhaustion as virus spreads through South Korea. Nurses threaten to quit.

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.

Coronavirus: Doctors collapse from exhaustion as virus spreads through South Korea. Nurses threaten to quit.

Julian Ryall The Telegraph•March 2, 2020

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in South Korea has soared to more than 4,800 overnight, with hospitals in some of the worst-affected cities reporting shortages of beds and emergency staff collapsing from exhaustion. 

Patients waiting for a hospital bed to become available in the city of Daegu are dying in their homes, local medical authorities told the Chosun Ilbo newspaper. More than 1,600 people with the virus have been quarantined in their homes, but at least four have died while waiting for in-patient care. 

An 86-year-old woman who tested positive on February 28 and was also undergoing treatment for diabetes and hypertension could not be hospitalised and died two days later, the paper reported. 

The situation is particularly serious in Daegu, which has seen a spike in cases linked to worshippers from the Shincheonji religious group who had previously visited the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak. 

The crisis is worsening as healthcare workers tire after battling the virus for a month. 

A doctor at the medical centre at Keimyung University hospital collapsed due to fatigue earlier this week, officials said. Once he had regained consciousness, he returned to treating patients, the officials said, adding that more medical personnel are urgently needed in the city. 

Sixteen of the 100 nurses at the Pohang Medical Centre, in North Gyeongsang Province, resigned last week, citing overwork and personal reasons, including the need to take care of their children. 

The hospital has been designated by the Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention as a facility to exclusively handle coronavirus patients.

The provincial government has dispatched 15 replacement nurses, while the city has promised to provide 16 additional medical personnel, support workers and volunteers. 

Nurses at other hospitals have also threatened to resign, with an official at nearby Andong Medical Centre saying the staff were “at their limit”. 

“Nurses at other hospitals could quit their jobs en masse soon if conditions do not change”, the official said. 

The local government on Monday announced that it was increasing wages until the public health crisis is over. Doctors are to receive the equivalent of an extra £361 a day, while nurses will get an additional £197. 

The South Korean Defence Ministry has announced that it will deploy an additional 750 doctors and medical staff to assist in civilian hospitals. More than 1,400 military doctors have already been sent to hospitals in cities struggling to contain the outbreak. 

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