Saturday, August 27, 2022

Report: Lockdown-Effects Could Now Be Killing More People Than COVID; The pandemic hit churches pretty hard. Now they’re slowly coming back, and other C-Virus related stories

Lockdown-Effects Could Now Be Killing More People Than COVID"
A new report based on official figures from the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) asserts that the effects of lockdown may now be killing more people than COVID-19.
The stats show that non-COVID excess deaths continue to outstrip COVID deaths, with 1,000 people dying each week from conditions other than the virus.
“The Telegraph understands that the Department of Health has ordered an investigation into the figures amid concern that the deaths are linked to delays to and deferment of treatment for conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease,” reports the newspaper.
Despite some calling for the re-introduction of COVID restrictions such as face masks in the winter, “the country is facing a new silent health crisis linked to the pandemic response rather than to the virus itself,” states the report.
“Hundreds and hundreds of people dying every week – what is going on?” asked Dr Charles Levinson, the chief executive of Doctorcall, a private GP service.
“Delays in seeking and receiving healthcare are no doubt the driving force, in my view,” he added.
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The pandemic hit churches pretty hard. Now they’re slowly coming back:
When the coronavirus pandemic hit more than two years ago, few organizations experienced the effects more immediately and dramatically than religious institutions.
Even among nonprofit organizations, churches and spiritual centers stood out: The faithful attend weekly, and finances rely nearly 100 percent on donations to the collection plate. Only occasionally do such institutions solicit or receive corporate, government or institutional support to help them meet the bottom line.
At San Diego’s Grace Church, for example, COVID-19 and its related issues took a huge toll in terms of weekly attendance and gifts.
Executive Pastor Scott Laughlin, who has been involved for 22 years and on staff full-time for eight years, says the 110-year-old, mid-sized evangelical Christian church went from 1,100 to 2,000 people attending Sunday services to about 200.
“Early on, some people went to other churches that opened up earlier than us,” Laughlin says. “Some stayed with us.”
Now that Sunday services are back to normal, he adds, attendance has grown steadily, doubling in number since January.
“People are coming back,” he says. “They miss the in-person faith community. There’s nothing like it.
“Worship virtually is comfortable and convenient from your kitchen or living room, but there’s no substitute for being in person, for that one-on-one contact with the community.” --->READ MORE HERE
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I did not read this whole message! But I say don’t comply with any of the idiot unelites mandates! They mean nothing! Ignore them!