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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) – Prophecy Discussion
(source of informatio: T. Chase, Revelation13)
In mid-March 2003, it was announced to the world that there was a new Pneumonia-like disease causing a spreading epidemic in the world. A new disease epidemic of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), started in Guangdong Province in China in November 2002, and then spread to other countries in Asia: Hong Kong, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Singapore. It has also spread to Canada and the U.S.. Many cases have been linked to a Hotel in Hong Kong. It is a Pneumonia-like illness with an incubation period of 2 to 7 days. There is a great danger of it spreading worldwide. Apparently it is related to Saturn being at its brightest at the start of 2003 (Saturn is equivalent to Satan, and Satan on earth would also be the dragon, Red China).
About the deadly diseases, from the point of view of Astrology, Biblical prophecy including the Book of Revelation, and numerical analysis were considered. Note that 1999 has 666 upside down, and 1998=666×3, so the Antichrist may have appeared in year 2000, and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse may ride, including the Fourth Horseman Death by disease, which could be AIDS, Ebola, Influenza, and other diseases.
Let us consider here three diseases that are a threat to mankind: AIDS, Ebola, and Influenza. The virus that causes AIDS, HIV, was discovered in the year 1983, so therefore associate AIDS with the number 83. The galaxy M83 is in the constellation Hydra, which was a multi-headed serpent in mythology that kept growing a new head, each time a head was cut off. This sounds like AIDS, which keeps mutating to allow it to get around any treatment or vaccine. The Hydra was defeated by Hercules, by his nephew Iolaus burning each of the mortal heads as Hercules cut them off, and burying the immortal head under a stone.
Note that the AIDS virus has 9213=111×83 bits of genetic information, so again the number 83.
Ebola, a lethal disease of Africa that kills in two weeks of infection, had its virus discovered in 1976, so if we associate galaxy M76 with it, we are near the constellation Andromeda. Remember the movie “Andromeda Strain” about a lethal disease that threatened humanity? That could be Ebola if it mutates to an airborne form.
Influenza or “Flu” was discovered in 1933. Galaxy M33 is in the constellation Triangulum. That may imply we should look for a triangle. The numbers 33, 76, and 83 do form a right (90 degree) triangle with an angle of 66 degrees.
Since 666 is the number of the antichrist of the Book of Revelation chapter 13, this may imply that these three diseases will threaten humanity when he appears. In fact, ebola virus frequently twists itself into a shape that looks like a “6”.
These diseases may also relate to three animals used to describe the Antichrist in Revelation 13:2: he is like a leopard, has the mouth of a lion, and the feet of a bear. Maybe Ebola corresponds to the leopard, with its great speed; Ebola kills in two weeks of infection. Influenza could be the lion; it causes coughing like a lion’s roar. And AIDS could be the bear; bears hibernate, like AIDS can do in people, until it wakes up and kills them.
Another recent disease is BSE, Mad Cow Disease. On April 3, 1996, Comet Hyakutake was visible during a lunar eclipse, which interestingly occurs between Palm Sunday and Good Friday. When this comet passed near the constellation Virgo (the actual constellation, rather than the astrology sign), Mad Cow Disease appearing in people was announced to the world. The Egyptian version of Virgo, Isis, depicted with cow’s horns. And Europa, the symbol of Europe, could also be considered a version of Virgo the Virgin. Europa rides a Bull– this image is similar to the 17th chapter of the Bible’s Book of Revelation, where a woman named Babylon rides a beast. The woman is holding a cup in her hand, full of filthiness. The analogy would be Europa riding the Bull, with the cup of filthiness being the Mad Cow Disease spread through infected beef. Also, according to Revelation, the woman sits on a city with seven hills, which is Rome– again implying she is Europe. And note that BSE was discovered in 1986, so if we assign a galaxy to it by this number 86(Galaxy M86), Galaxy M86 is in the constellation Virgo the Virgin, representing the woman Babylon and Isis. And note that if we assign a Book of Revelation passage to this number 86, we have Revelation 18:6, which refers to the woman Babylon and her cup.
Another disease, Tuberculosis (TB) is becoming an increasingly bad worldwide epidemic, with drug resistant TB common. TB also is common in cattle. The bacteria Mycobacterium was identified by Robert Koch as the cause of TB in 1882, so we will associate the number 82 and the Galaxy M82 with it, and Revelation 18:2 (King James Version):
“18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” Note that TB is spread by poor sanitation and hygiene, that we can relate to the “unclean” in the passage above; and Babylon was in Iraq.
Concerning SARS, it could be related to influenza, and therefore the Influenza part of the three diseases attacking humanity as the Fourth Horseman, Death. Note that in early 2003, with Saturn/Satan at its brightest as I explain on the calendar page, there is an Ebola epidemic in Africa, AIDS is out of control in Africa and elsewhere, so SARS could be the 3rd part of the Fourth Horseman, Flu. Note that SARS has been found to be caused by a new virus, which could be a type of Paramyxovirus (the virus family of measles and mumps), or a coronavirus (a type of virus that usually just causes colds), or it may belong to a new family of virus.
Note: the first letters of SARS, Ebola, AIDS spells “sea”, and the Antichrist (the beast) rises out of the sea (of world politics) in Revelation 13. Also: the first letters of: Influenza, BSE, Ebola, AIDS, SARS, TB:
This suggests that these diseases will cause worldwide epidemics as the Beast rises to power, and the Fourth Horseman Death rides.
Also, SARS began in Guangdong Province, China, which is at geographic coordinates of 23 degrees North 112-115 East. Corresponding to 23 North would be the Bible’s Psalm 23: (23:4, King James Version): “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me”
So this relates to this disease being the shadow of death. Also note that Hong Kong is near Guangdong Province in China, and Hong Kong is a former English colony: this may relate to the “mouth of a lion” of the Red Dragon Red China, the lion I related above to Influenza. Also note that I relate the lion of the Antichrist to Iraq, the lion being a symbol of Babylon, the ancient empire that was located in Iraq. So war in Iraq in March 2003 may relate holographically to this “lion” disease SARS appearing then. This disease of SARS may be symbolic of the disease of Saddam Hussein that has existed in Iraq. Also, since SARS had its virus discovered in March 2003, then we can relate it to Galaxy M23, which is in the Constellation Sagittarius, Sagittarius being the half-man half-horse archer. This again would relate it to the Antichrist, since in Revelation 6:2 the Antichrist is a man on horseback with a bow and arrow. So SARS may indicate the rise of the Antichrist, the Satanic imitation of Christ, to world prominence soon. And SARS coming out of China: the Antichrist gets his power from the dragon. Also, corresponding to 23 for SARS (since SARS was discovered in 2003, and started near 23 North in China) would be Revelation 12:3 where the red dragon is seen in heaven, the dragon being Red China, and also the Terrorist dragon. Also, the Hong Kong airline Dragonair in March 2003 on Flight KA901 from Beijing to Hong Kong had a SARS infected person on board, so health people are trying to contact the 222 passengers who were on that flight to try to see if they were infected, to stop more spread of SARS. The interesting thing with that flight is that again we have the dragon and China, and 901 in the flight number KA901 could be associated with Revelation 9:1 where a star falls from heaven into the bottomless pit; this is about the Antichrist. And “KA” in KA901 sounds like “key” as in “key to the bottomless pit” in Revelation 9:1, which would be the key to the Gates of Hell. Revelation 9:1,2:, King James version:
“9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.”
A general pattern:
Ebola: 76 (virus discovered in 1976)
Rev. 17:6, the bloodthirsty woman (Ebola makes people bleed to death)
Also in 1976: Chairman Mao dies in Red China, he was noted for being bloodthirsty, like this disease
Galaxy M76 near Andromeda (“The Andromeda Strain”)
AIDS: 83 (virus discovered in 1983)
Rev. 18:3, the corrupt woman Babylon (Babylon being Iraq today)
Also in 1983: religious radicalism in the Arab World is increasing, after the assassination of Anwar Sadat in 1981; Osama was in Afghanistan in 1983
Square root of 83 is 9.11, as in 9-11 (September 11)
Galaxy M83 in Constellation Hydra (the Hydra being like the Radical Terrorists, El Qaida, it keeps growing a new head each time you cut one off, as AIDS keeps evading a vaccine)
BSE (Mad Cow Disease): 86 (discovered in 1986)
Rev. 18:6, the woman with the cup of filthiness
Galaxy M86 in Virgo the Virgin, here representing the woman, who is also Isis (who had cow horns)
Tuberculosis (TB): 82 (bacteria discovered in 1882)
Rev. 18:2, the unclean city Babylon (Babylon was ancient Iraq)
Galaxy M82 in the Great Bear; the Antichrist has the feet of a great bear. But then who is the great bear?
Influenza: 33 (virus discovered in 1933)
Rev. 13:3, the beast (the Antichrist) rises out of the sea
Galaxy M33 in Triangulum
SARS: 23 (virus discovered in 2003)
Began near 23 degrees North in China
Rev. 12:3, the Red Dragon seen in heaven: Red China
Galaxy M23 in Sagittarius, the Archer horse/man, corresponding to the man on horseback with a bow in Revelation 6:2, the Antichrist
So: there is a real danger of SARS spreading worldwide in 2003, lets hope it is stopped soon. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta are investigating it now and attempting to stop its spread. The SARS disease has for symptoms high fever, coughing, difficulty breathing, and may include muscle stiffness and pain, sore throat, headache, loss of appetite, stomach symptoms, and rash. Its incubation period being only a few days it could spread very rapidly around the world. It appears it is airborne, and spreads from person to person, either by air or by contact. Also, the number 23 mentioned above may somehow be a clue to a cure or treatment for SARS (but I have no idea of how). And in Revelation 12 Michael battles the Red Dragon, defeating him in Revelation 20 by chaining him: so again that may be a clue of how to stop SARS, but again I don’t know how. The Angel Michael is able to chain up the Red Dragon, Satan, in Revelation 20 and send him back to the bottomless pit (Revelation 20, King James Version):
“20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.”
1 & 2. Lousy treatment in China – only used screens to separate patients;
3. Infested hotel in Hong Kong – the ultimate place of horror
4. People in Hong Kong are queuing up to buy masks though their prices increased tenfold
Click here to view a rumor email (in Chinese) that has been circulating around about a SARS policy in China. But we think it is a hoax.
China under fire from WHO as experts intensify probe into SARS
(Source of information: Asia Pacific AFP News)
GUANGZHOU, China (AFP) – China was publicly criticised for its foot-dragging by the director of the World Health Organisation as WHO experts dug deeper into the cause of the deadly SARS outbreak in the south of the country.
In WHO’s first public criticism of China, the global health agency’s director general Gro Harlem Brundtland said China should have reported its first cases of the atypical pneumonia, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), more quickly.
“Next time something strange and new comes … let us come in as quickly as possible,” she told the BBC.
“It would have been definitely helpful if the international expertise and WHO had been able to help at an earlier stage.”
The criticism came as the mysterious disease claimed more victims in Canada and Hong Kong, as well as in Beijing, where an International Labour Organisation official died after arriving in mid-March for a conference.
He was the highest profile casualty of the outbreak since WHO expert Carlo Urbani — who first identified the disease — died in Bangkok last month.
In southern China’s Guangdong province — where the disease has affected more people than anywhere in the world — a team of WHO experts stepped up efforts to find the cause.
The four-member team of epidemiologists and disease specialists broke up into small groups Monday to expedite their investigation.
Two experts met with Chinese animal disease and health officials while two others headed to hospitals.
Team leader Robert Breiman declined to comment on the new deaths, saying the team’s focus was to first identify the source of the disease to help come up with effective treatment and prevent it from spreading further.
“We’re still in the investigative phase here and so there’s no point in me commenting about that,” Breiman told reporters.
The disease, which first broke out in Guangdong, has now spread to as many as 32 countries, and is suspected or confirmed to have infected more than 2,700 people, with the death toll rapidly approaching 100.
WHO experts said they were still awaiting specimen samples from China to study the virus’ make-up in international laboratories, as China lacks the new technology to do so properly.
China, which insists it is “fully capable” of controlling the spread of SARS, has verbally agreed, but WHO officials are still waiting for the samples.
“It is very important because we think we will get the answer from here if from anywhere,” WHO expert Wolfgang Preiser said.
Chinese scientists have found the coronavirus, paramyxovirus and the bacteria chlamydia in the Chinese cases, a deputy director of the Guangzhou No. 8 People’s Hospital said Sunday.
But he said the presence of the coronavirus has not been confirmed. Breiman said it would not be pinpointed until the Chinese specimen samples are tested overseas.
Experts are focusing on the coronavirus because they suspect a strain of the coronavirus previously known to affect animals may be at work.
Influenzas have traditionally originated in southern China and experts now suspect the virus may be connected to local residents’ close proximity and frequent contact with animals.
Breiman, who met with Chinese animal disease experts Monday, said after the meeting that there were no conclusive findings but discussions were “helpful.”
“We discussed all kinds of animals … livestock and domesticated animals and also wildlife. … We asked about rodents and bats and birds and pigs and ducks and chickens,” Breiman said, adding that pangolins were also discussed.
Chinese officials Sunday announced four more deaths and 57 more cases, bringing the total number of deaths in China to 51 and cases to 1,247.
In Beijing, diplomatic compounds were being disinfected Monday while jittery foreign companies began to issue face masks to employees and cancel business trips.
1. Since March 27, Tan Tock Seng Hospital has replaced the Communicable Disease Centre as Singapore’s headquarters for the outbreak.
We salute to the doctors, nurses and all the staff who work at TTSH. They are the heroes with great professionalism.
2. Temporary tents are erected in the parking lot facing TTSH’s Accident and Emergency ward.
They form a screening centre to cope with the increasing numbers of suspected Sars cases.
3. Staff of the Casket Company use protective clothing while handling Mr Low’s coffin.
Cremations of Sars victims must be carried out within 24 hours in accordance with the Ministry of Health’s guidelines
GHOST BUS: This bus was meant to take students on an excursion but was cancelled due to a 10-day closure of schools, affecting about 600,000 students
Frequently Asked Questions on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
(Source of information: Who Health Organization)
Q : What are the symptoms of SARS ?
A : The main symptoms of SARS are high fever (> 38° Celsius), dry cough, shortness of breath or breathing difficulties. Changes in chest X-rays indicative of pneumonia also occur. SARS may be associated with other symptoms, including headache, muscular stiffness, loss of appetite, malaise, confusion, rash and diarrhoea.
Q : How contagious is SARS ?
A : Based on currently available evidence, close contact with an infected person is needed for the infective agent to spread from one person to another. Contact with aerosolized (exhaled) droplets and bodily secretions from an infected person appears to be important. To date, the majority of cases have occurred in hospital workers who have cared for SARS patients and the close family members of these patients. However, the amount of the infective agent needed to cause an infection has not yet been determined.
Q : How should SARS patients be managed?
A : Patients should be placed in an isolation unit. Strict respiratory and mucusol barrier nursing is recommended. It is very important that suspected cases are separated from other patients and placed in their own hospital room. Health care workers and visitors should wear efficient filter masks, goggles, aprons, head covers, and gloves when in close contact with the patient. Hospital Infection Control Guidance
Q : What is the treatment for SARS ?
A : While some medicines have been tried, no drug can, at this time, be recommended for prophylaxis or treatment. Antibiotics do not appear to be effective. Symptoms should be treated by adequately protected health professionals. As a result of good supportive care, some patients in Hanoi have been transferred from critical care wards to regular wards.
Q : When will this disease be identified ?
A : An international multicenter research project to expedite identification of the causative agent was established on Monday 17 March. Eleven top labs in ten countries are consulting daily and are working together to identify the causative agent. Various specimens have been collected from cases and post-mortem examinations. Laboratory tests are ongoing and a candidate causative infectious agent is under investigation.
Q : How fast does SARS spread ?
A : SARS appears to be less infectious than influenza. The incubation period is short, estimated to range from 2-7 days, with 3-5 days being more common. However, the speed of international travel creates a risk that cases can rapidly spread around the world.
Q : Where and when was the first case of SARS reported ?
A : On 26 February, a man was admitted to hospital in Hanoi with high fever, dry cough, myalgia (muscle soreness) and mild sore throat. Over the next four days he developed increasing breathing difficulties, severe thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) and signs of adult respiratory distress syndrome requiring ventilator support.
Q : How many cases of SARS have been reported to date ?
A : From 1 February to 24 March, 456 cases including seventeen deaths have been reported. In the early stages the symptoms are similar to those of many diseases including influenza. Heightened awareness about the disease, and the vigilance of health authorities around the world, have resulted in a close watch for suspected cases and rapid and thorough reporting. Not all of these suspected cases may prove to be SARS. There are many reports and rumours coming in from around the world, but quite a few of these will turn out to be normal wintertime activity of diseases like influenza whose early symptoms are similar. The cumulative number of cases and deaths is continuously updated on the WHO web site .
Q : How many countries report cases of SARS ?
A . As of 24 March, cases had been reported from thirteen countries. Of these, four countries have only imported cases with no documented local transmission, indicating that the disease is not spreading in these countries and residents are not at risk.
Q : Is the outbreak in Guangdong Province, China linked ?
A : Extensive investigation is under way to better understand the outbreak of atypical (unusual) pneumonia that began in Guangdong province in November 2002. Findings from this investigation should help clarify possible links with cases of SARS.
Q : Could this result from bioterrorism ?
A : There is no indication that SARS is linked to bioterrorism.
Q : Should we be worried ?
A : This illness can be severe and, due to global travel, has spread to several countries in a relatively short period of time. However, SARS is not highly contagious when protective measures are used, and the percentage of cases that have been fatal is low. Since the WHO global alert issued on 15 March , only isolated cases have been identified and no secondary outbreaks have occurred.
Q : Is it safe to travel ?
A : WHO has not recommended restricting travel to any destination in the world. However, all travellers should be aware of the main symptoms and signs of SARS, as given above. People who have these symptoms and have been in close contact with a person who has been diagnosed with SARS, or have a recent history of travel to areas where cases of SARS have been spreading, should seek medical attention and inform health care staff of recent travel. Travellers who develop these symptoms are advised not to undertake further travel until fully recovered.
Q : What is the purpose of a global travel advisory ?
A : The purpose of the advisory WHO issued on 15 March is to tell people what SARS looks like and what they need to report to a physician. The WHO alert does not recommend cancellation of, or change in, travel plans. Trade and tourism should not be restricted. The purpose of the alert is to heighten the awareness of travellers, health authorities, and physicians, not to restrict travel.
Q : Could this be the next flu pandemic ?
A : Tests have not yet conclusively identified the causative agent of SARS. The possible involvement of an influenza virus was an initial concern.
Q What does WHO recommend ?
A : WHO recommends that global surveillance continue and that suspected cases are reported to national health authorities. WHO urges national health authorities to remain on the alert for suspected cases and followed recommended protective measures. SARS patients should be isolated and cared for using barrier nursing techniques and provided with symptomatic treatment.
Q : How can the public keep apprised of the situation ?
A : The public is advised to consult the home page of the WHO website : for daily updates on the outbreak and relevant press releases. More information is available on the WHO SARS web page which is easily accessed through the WHO home page or through: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Many national authorities have also established web sites with excellent information for both the general public and the medical profession.
Q :Are there any positive developments ?
A : A significant number of cases in Viet Nam, as a result of good supportive care, have improved. In addition, the global surveillance system has proven to be a very sensitive and rapid means of reporting of suspected cases. Health authorities around the world are now alert to the risk of SARS. Information on cases compiled over the last three weeks is expected to shed new light on the behaviour of this disease. Secondary outbreaks have to date been avoided since global surveillance was put in place and rapid isolation of cases undertaken.
Cause Of SARS
What is the cause of SARS?
Scientists at CDC and other laboratories have detected a previously unrecognized coronavirus in patients with SARS. While the new coronavirus is still the leading hypothesis for the cause of SARS, other viruses are still under investigation as potential causes.
What are coronaviruses?
Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that have a halo or crown-like (corona) appearance when viewed under a microscope. These viruses are a common cause of mild to moderate upper-respiratory illness in humans and are associated with respiratory, gastrointestinal, liver and neurologic disease in animals. Coronaviruses can survive in the environment for as long as three hours.
What evidence is there to suggest that coronaviruses may be linked with SARS?
CDC scientists were able to isolate a virus from the tissues of two patients who had SARS and then used several laboratory methods to characterize the agent. Examination by electron microscopy revealed that the virus had the distinctive shape and appearance of coronaviruses. Tests of serum specimens from patients with SARS showed that the patients appeared to have recently been infected with this coronavirus. Other tests demonstrated that coronavirus was present in a variety of clinical specimens from patients, including nose and throat swabs. In addition, genetic analysis suggests that this new virus belongs to the family of coronaviruses but differs from previously identified coronaviruses. These laboratory results do not provide conclusive evidence that the new coronavirus is the cause of SARS. Additional specimens are being tested to learn more about this coronavirus and its link with SARS.
If coronaviruses usually cause mild illness in humans, how could this new coronavirus be responsible for a potentially life-threatening disease such as SARS?
There is not enough information about the new virus to determine the full range of illness that it might cause. Coronaviruses have occasionally been linked to pneumonia in humans, especially people with weakened immune systems. The viruses can also cause severe disease in animals, including cats, dogs, pigs, mice, and birds.
Has new information about coronavirus changed the recommendations for medical treatment for patients with SARS?
The possibility that coronavirus is the cause of SARS has not changed treatment recommendations. The new coronavirus is being tested against various antiviral drugs to see if an effective treatment can be found.
Is there a test for SARS?
No “test” is available yet for SARS; however, the CDC, in collaboration with WHO and other laboratories, has developed two research tests that appear to be very promising in detecting antibodies to the new coronavirus. CDC is working to refine and share this testing capability as soon as possible with laboratories across the United States and internationally.
What about reports from other laboratories suggesting that the cause of SARS may be a paramyxovirus?
Researchers from several laboratories participating in the WHO network have reported the identification of a paramyxovirus in clinical specimens from SARS patients. These laboratories are still investigating the possibility that a paramyxovirus is a cause of SARS.
Is there any reason to think SARS is or is not related to terrorism?
Information currently available about SARS indicates that people who appear to be most at risk are either health care workers taking care of sick people or family members or household contacts of those who are infected with SARS. That pattern of transmission is what would typically be expected in a contagious respiratory or flulike illness.