pandemic

Monkeypox: How the Feeble Response Endangers Public Health

Monkeypox: How the Feeble Response Endangers Public Health

While even the World Health Organization urges gay men to temporarily curb their lifestyle for the sake of safety, many American officials practically begged for an outbreak, afraid to place any limits on the expression of politically favored sexual identities. Doing so, they claim, threatens to revive the “stigma” and “homophobia” our culture has so successfully suppressed. In an echo of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, the disease itself is treated as discriminatory, as if it’s unfair of the monkeypox virus to target gay men.

Study Reveals Who Stopped Going to Church during the Pandemic and Has Yet to Return

Study Reveals Who Stopped Going to Church during the Pandemic and Has Yet to Return

A new study shows that changes made to churches during the pandemic may be long-term.

Antibodies from Previous COVID-19 Infection Last over a Year, Study Shows

Antibodies from Previous COVID-19 Infection Last over a Year, Study Shows

A study by the European Model of Immunology found that 96 percent of test subjects who had been infected with COVID-19 still carried neutralizing antibodies eight months later.

Canadian Pastor Artur Pawlowiski Arrested at Airport over COVID Rules

Canadian Pastor Artur Pawlowiski Arrested at Airport over COVID Rules

The pastor, who had been in America for the last four months, was arrested by Canada Border Services Agency upon his return for not wearing a face mask and for holding a church service in June. He is slated to appear in court Oct. 13.

'Victory': Supreme Court Blocks California Restrictions on At-Home Bible Studies

'Victory': Supreme Court Blocks California Restrictions on At-Home Bible Studies

On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that California's restrictions on at-home Bible studies during the pandemic likely violate the U.S. Constitution and cannot be enforced.

86 Percent of Protestant Churchgoers Are Proud of Their Church's COVID-19 Response: Survey

86 Percent of Protestant Churchgoers Are Proud of Their Church's COVID-19 Response: Survey

According to a new Lifeway survey, 86 percent of protestant churchgoers are at least mostly proud of how their church handled the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘We Have to Obey God's Word’: Calif. Church Fined $1 Million for Worshiping Indoors

‘We Have to Obey God's Word’: Calif. Church Fined $1 Million for Worshiping Indoors

Calvary Chapel San Jose and its pastor, Mike McClure are facing stiff penalties for violating pandemic health restrictions and holing indoor services. However, a judge has ruled the leaders will not serve any jail time.

C. S. Lewis and the Coronavirus

C. S. Lewis and the Coronavirus

C.S. Lewis once said that we should read three old books for every new one. I think we should read three C.S. Lewis books for every new one. He never faced the coronavirus, of course, but in the late 1940s, the world was coming to grips with another threat: nuclear annihilation. The bomb was only a few years old, and in the hands of sworn national enemies. The uncertainty of what exactly could happen, not to mention what might happen, was palpable.

'A Dose of Optimism' for the Pandemic: The Daily Key to Empowering Hope

'A Dose of Optimism' for the Pandemic: The Daily Key to Empowering Hope

Donald McNeil is the New York Times science and health reporter focusing on plagues. McNeil has reported that “non-pharmaceutical interventions” such as mask-wearing and social distancing have “made a huge difference in lives saved.” Now he focuses on pharmaceutical interventions such as vaccines and monoclonal antibodies. On this front, he has become “cautiously optimistic,” citing experts who “are saying, with genuine confidence, that the pandemic in the United States will be over far sooner than they expected, possibly by the middle of next year.”

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