Rio Olympics could spark global health crisis

The 2016 Olympics in Rio are riddled with problems, one of them being a potentially global pandemic. Medical doctors are worried that the huge gathering could spark a massive Zika epidemic.

A young girl adds her signature in support of Rio de Janeiro’s candidacy to host the 2016 Olympic Games (January 2009).

Reminiscent of the 2014-2015 Ebola panic, news of the Zika epidemic has spread like wildfire through Brazil and most of South America. The virus, which was once a serious risk for expectant mothers in Brazil, may already be shaping up to be an “explosive pandemic”, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Reports of Zika outbreaks have increased at a staggering rate of 2500% from 2014 to 2016, leading the WHO to declare it a global public health emergency. Unlike Ebola, Zika has not been reported as deadly to infected persons. Neither does it remain in a person indefinitely. However, Zika is especially dangerous to pregnant women, being linked to a number of birth defects, including microcephaly.

Writing in the Harvard Public Health Review, Dr Amir Attaran warns that the Olympic Games could drastically speed up the spread of the virus, and suggested the Games could be hosted by another city in Brazil where the illness is less of a threat. He said:

“While Brazil’s Zika inevitably will spread globally, given enough time – viruses always do – it helps nobody to speed that up. In particular, it cannot possibly help when an estimated 500,000 foreign tourists flock into Rio for the Games, potentially becoming infected, and returning to their homes where both local Aedes mosquitoes and sexual transmission can establish new outbreaks.”

“All it takes is one infected traveller, a few viral introductions of that kind, in a few countries, or maybe continents, would make a full-blown global health disaster.”

Brazil is already facing an extremely volatile political situation which raises big question marks about the country’s capacity to host such a major event. In much of the country, environmental problems also plague the population, as a water crisis seems inevitable this summer and gang violence is ever on the rise. It seems like the perfect opportunity for the disease to spread. Hopefully, this won’t be the case.

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  1. Pimar Solet

    Excerpted from the article:

    “All it takes is one infected traveller, a few viral introductions of that kind, in a few countries, or maybe continents, would make a full-blown global health disaster.”

    Quote ends.

    We all know this is the inevitable to happen. Again one disaster on the list mentioned by God´s prophet Moses in the Holy Bible:

    ”If you do not carefully follow all the words of this law, which are written in this book, and do not revere this glorious and awesome name—the Lord your God— the Lord will send fearful plagues on you and your descendants, harsh and prolonged disasters, and severe and lingering illnesses. He will bring on you all the diseases of Egypt that you dreaded, and they will cling to you. The Lord will also bring on you every kind of sickness and disaster not recorded in this Book of the Law, until you are destroyed.”
    Deuteronomy 28:58-61

    ”harsh and prolonged disasters, and severe and lingering illnesses…every kind of sickness ” – Zika can be included in this category. Humanity already gone through AIDS, Mad Cow disease, Black Death, Tuberculosis and some are prevailing or coming back and the new ones arise among the climate gets warmer and conditions will be ideal for then to emerge pandemic. It is not the nature producing all time new plagues but those viruses are set in advance by God and will erupt as a consequence of our disobedience to His commands and statutes. It is clearly said all the law of God is already written in the Books of Moses;

    ”If you do not carefully follow all the words of this law, which are written in this book” – This proves the writings of apostles and followers of Jesus in the so-called New Testament lies. Also, the founder of Islam, Muhammad claimed the word of God is now in the Book (Quran) he wrote and it proves him as a liar and false prophet. What can we say about Jewish scribes? They also added their own writings into the Bible and this is the word by one prophet of God;

    “‘How can you say, “We are wise,
    for we have the law of the Lord,”
    when actually the lying pen of the scribes
    has handled it falsely?
    9 The wise will be put to shame;
    they will be dismayed and trapped.
    Since they have rejected the word of the Lord,
    what kind of wisdom do they have?”
    Jeremiah 8:8-9

    ”the lying pen of the scribes” – This is the truth concerning the prevailing lies that postpone our hearts and minds from understanding and taking heed the true word of God. God only tells His plans through His Prophets;

    ”Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing
    without revealing his plan
    to his servants the prophets.”
    Amos 3:7

    And:

    ”I spoke to the prophets,
    gave them many visions
    and told parables through them.”
    Hosea 12:10

    The word of God is only told to the prophets! Did Jesus know this?

    ”He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”
    Luke 24:44

    Yes! Jesus told us where to search the truth and religious preachers hide this from us and took away our understanding, the wisdom we have but understanding the word of God is what we need. Where is the understanding if gather in the place buzzing with disease carriers? These athletes and spectators in stadiums are just one sting away and they will come to you.

    Yeah, people are blinded by religious preachers! What did God commanded us to do?

    ”I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers; I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him. If anyone does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name, I myself will call him to account.”
    Deuteronomy 18:18-19 NIV

    God has said before in Deuteronomy 18:18-19, about the ONE prophet whom He will send like Moses, and in whose mouth He will place His words (meaning the chosen one will not study the Bible on his own nor will he study ancient languages as God Himself will instruct him about His words) and the prophet will speak in His Name or reveal His (God’s) Name.

    As God’s prophet to the nations, Maestro Evangelista says to all people of the world:

    “Disastrous events will continue to happen all over the world, for the people to realize that the world is cursed. These will only stop when they use their wisdom and understanding to accept and acknowledge the true Name of God”.

    This is not a new religion or cult but simply a MESSAGE (communications or memorandum)!

    This means that whether you accept (the ‘Prophet like Moses’) Maestro Evangelista’s Bible revelations in the websites http://www.thename.ph and http://www.thenameonline.info or not ceases to be our responsibility. You are accountable for your own actions because of “free-will”.

    What is important is that people of the world can no longer claim that the God (of the prophets in the Bible) did not warn us of this coming catastrophe and how we can attain true peace and unity.

    What God has done through Maestro Evangelista is to make us realize that His REAL PROPHET LIKE MOSES is here and HIS WORD THAT HE WILL CALL INTO ACCOUNT ALL THOSE WHO WILL NOT LISTEN TO HIS PROPHET LIKE MOSES IS NOW IN EFFECT.

    Our task is to merely inform you of God’s true message in the Bible that Maestro (Teacher) Eraño Martin Evangelista brings.

    http://www.thename.ph andwww.thenameonline.info

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