14 Elul 5780
Here we are two weeks and two days before Rosh Hashanah 5781 and the threats are intensifying.
Today's headlines are screaming "over 3,000 diagnosed" in the past 24 hours! So immediately, the gullible think, as intended, that this is another 3,000 people flooding the hospitals. No, this is only the number who "tested positive" over the previous day. A great many of these will be false positives, as they always are, and the vast majority will probably not even be sick. Even the official statistics show that the number hospitalized and the number on ventilators (how are they still putting them on ventilators?!) has remained virtually the same for at least the past couple of weeks, if not more. And interestingly, there were no deaths reported over the past 24 hours.
But, hey! They have to give the gullible public a real reason to explain another lockdown which was promised from the very beginning. Very interesting how it just happens to coincide with major Jewish holidays, right?
When HaRav Chaim Kanievsky gave instructions that yeshivah bachurim should not be tested, Ronni Gamzu responded, "Rabbi Kanievsky's statements are endangering the ultra-Orthodox community amid an ongoing pandemic."
And why are they so intent on using flawed testing on yeshivah students? To give them the excuse they need to lock down all the Hareidi "red" cities? We have no idea how testing is being handled in secular areas. No one reports that. But, we have to ask ourselves why asymptomatic people are being tested at all? And then we have to ask why the obsession with testing the Hareidi public?
In Israel, TPTB aren't interested in a race war. Here, they want a war between the religious and the secular public. If they lock down the entire country again, they will claim it is because of the Hareidim. If they only lock down the "red" cities, which there is no doubt they plan to do anyway, it still hurts the religious public and TPTB thinks that this will weaken the power of kedushah in the world and strengthen them.
There are more difficult times ahead. I warned a short time ago that if we thought we had til January to confront the vaccine issue, we would be wrong as they would begin pushing the flu shot. And here it is. According to Yediot Acharonot, the Education Minister has requested an "immediate" vaccination program to vaccinate every school child in Israel against the flu. But, the flu vaccine can actually increase one's vulnerability to the coronavirus! I would cite you a source, but unsurprisingly, that info is now impossible to find with Google.
In the US, the CDC has instructed the states to prepare for a coronavirus vaccine roll-out next month! [See Prepare for COVID-19 vaccines by the end of OCTOBER]
Back to Israel, I suggest everyone get their holiday shopping done sooner rather than later and especially if you live in one of these areas...
The cabinet will define a final list of red cities on Thursday, in addition to around 20 cities that were named earlier in the week, the cabinet is expected to add to the list Bnei Brak, several neighborhoods in Jerusalem, Haifa, Ofakim, Netivot and Kiryat Ye'arim. (Source)And I mean to get what you need to manage right through Sukkot, if at all possible. We have to pray there won't be any problem getting arba minim!