Coronavirus

Note

“Coronavirus” is actually a category of viruses, sort of like “Poodle” is a category of dogs. The virus popularly known as “coronavirus” is more precisely known as SARS-CoV-2 (though also referred to as 2019-ncov, for “2019 Novel Coronavirus”) and is in the coronavirus family. One of the best sources of information on the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease COVID-19 is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

The interactive data map from Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering (verified safe link) is also a great source of visualized data, close to “real time.”

Probably the best COVID-19 information in Canada.

Keep an eye out as well for Coronavirus Scams.

 

For related posts at SharperIron, see also COVID-19.


 

2,500 evangelicals sign statement on science and the pandemic

"'A Christian Statement on Science for Pandemic Times' expresses concern for the 'politicization of science in the public square when so many lives are at stake.' Signers pledge to wear masks, get vaccinated and correct misinformation and conspiracy theories." - RNS

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Pew: “90% of religious adherents who currently watch services online or on TV said they are at least ‘somewhat’ satisfied with the experience”

"More than half of the group, 54%, indicated that they were 'very' satisfied while 37% said they were 'somewhat' satisfied.... most online worshipers said as soon as the pandemic is over they plan to return to in-person religious services ....Some 92% of this group said they expect to attend physical services at least as often as they did pre-pandemic." - C.Post

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A Judge ruled that John MacArthur's church can sidestep the COVID rules, then a higher court said no

"The California Court of Appeal late on Saturday set aside a lower court order and reinstated a ban on indoor worship services [in groups larger than 250] for Grace Community Church pastored by John McArthur in Sun Valley." - WORLD

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10 Tips for Finding a Ministry Position During the Pandemic

"During the lockdown, I’ve often thought about how kind God was to our church in allowing us to complete the hiring process before everything screeched to a halt. But during the lockdown, I’ve also thought about how difficult it would be to find a job in a church right now. Never before have more pastors had the potential to be caught in limbo between churches, or between seminary graduation and a church position." - TGC

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“I preached where the worship leader sang and now I have COVID”

"My purpose in sharing my experience, once again, isn’t meant to shame churches conducting in-person gatherings. In fact, I’m still an advocate of churches conducting safe in-person gatherings. However, I hope my story will give churches who haven’t taken this virus as seriously a reason for pause." - CToday

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