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Signs Of The End

Pestilence and Disease

... and there shall be famines, and pestilences ...
(Matthew 24:7)

We hear now of earthquakes in divers places, of fires, of tempests, of disasters by sea and land, of pestilence, of famine. What weight do these signs have upon you? This is only the beginning of what shall be. The description of the day of God is given through John by the Revelator. The cry of the terror-stricken myriads has fallen upon the ear of John. "The great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?" The apostle himself was awed and overwhelmed.


Disease in the News


The Guardian

Pale Rider review – painful lessons of the flu pandemic
The Guardian
In October 1918, in Denver, Colorado, the young American novelist Katherine Anne Porter caught the same disease. She recovered, but when her ebony hair grew back, it had ... (The German General Ludendorff blamed the Chinese, who had suffered a bubonic ...



Nature.com

Influenza: A viral world war
Nature.com
The pandemic burnt out in 1920, but its impact persisted in communities and nations doubly devastated by war and pestilence. Many governments, shaken by their failure to control it, recognized that infectious disease was not the sole responsibility of ...



CNN

The big one is coming, and it's going to be a flu pandemic
CNN
And, last week, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases announced initiation of a phase II trial for a Zika vaccine that started in August with the hope it may be ready for emergency use by 2018. Most important, our production ...

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New Scientist

Plague! How to prepare for the next pandemic
New Scientist
IN 1347, an epidemic of unimaginable ferocity struck Europe. People first experienced flu-like symptoms, but within days painful swellings developed, which turned black, split open and oozed pus and blood. The Great Pestilence, later dubbed the Black ...



Winston-Salem Journal

Northwest Almanac: The world influenza outbreak of 1918, which killed 25 million, was the worst pandemic in recorded ...
Winston-Salem Journal
What was killing Speas' patients wasn't some exotic disease or a pestilence from the Dark Ages. It was the flu. A particularly virulent strain — uncontrolled by vaccines or antibiotics, which were then unknown — swept like a firestorm across the ...

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Vision Insights and New Horizons

Beyond the Germ Theory
Vision Insights and New Horizons
Later, Jeremiah warned Israel of the Lord's wrath through “sword, famine, and pestilence” (Jeremiah 14). It is not remarkable, then, that the Black Death or bubonic plague of the 1300s was also attributed to God—the rise and fall of all disease ...


History Lists - History
10/17/2016 9:33 AM

History

History Lists
History
... through fleabites, it spreads rapidly through the body and often proves fatal within mere days. From a Byzantine scourge to a 19th century pandemic that spanned the globe, take a look back at six of the most infamous outbreaks of the disease once ...



Washington Post

When nature is a terrorist
Washington Post
But in the years that followed, the villain that appeared to cause death and illness was not a bioterrorist, but Mother Nature, in a series of naturally occurring outbreaks: severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS; swine flu; and Ebola, among others ...

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Londonist

Could The Plague Strike London Again?
Londonist
'The Pestilence': detail from a 1665 illustration in Pepys's Diary of the plague dead being buried at St Giles-without-Cripplegate. Image courtesy of London Metropolitan Archives, City ... One is what Prof Oxford calls the “anti-science” view: that ...



Great Falls Tribune

Bozeman doctor spins yarn of historic pandemic
Great Falls Tribune
“From time immemorial human life has been cursed by the two great evils of war and pestilence. Working at times together, at times apart, there is no portion of the year and ... Dr. Steven Helgerson has set his new historical novel “A Country Doctor ...



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