Tuesday, 5 May 2009
How To Avoid Swine Flu
Millions of leaflets will be deposited through the nations letterboxes over the next few days instructing us on how to avoid swine flu. One of the instructions on the leaflet will be to wash your hands after sneezing or coughing. This advice can be found first given hundreds of years ago, before the age of science, yes you've guessed it...The Bible! Had any taken heed of this advice many millions of lives could have been saved during the black plague! Arturo Castiglione wrote about the overwhelming importance of this biblical medical law: ‘The laws against leprosy in Leviticus 13 may be regarded as the first model of sanitary legislation’ (A History of Medicine)." It would seem the publicity this bug is getting is not being matched in casulaty numbers. Perhaps the scientific community know something we dont? However Jesus warned us that before his return perilous times would come and rumours would abound. The only sure way to avoid it is to avoid ALL human contact which for many of us is impossible. I for one shall not be rushing out for a face mask!