ISRAEL - Finally, Coronavirus Antibody Testing

Arno Froese

Serological or antibody testing began at Maccabi and Clalit health services, as part of an operation to carry out around 70,000 serological tests across the country.

Clalit launched with a goal of screening 35,000 people. The Health Ministry reported that around 1,700 people were tested on the first day.

Serological tests identify immunoglobulin M (IgM) and immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies. They are not meant to diagnose patients with the virus, but rather to determine if they have developed immunity to it. However, it is still unclear if immunity to the novel virus is short- or long-lasting.

The tests are expected to be around 95% accurate.

The Health Ministry said that people who test positive for antibodies and have not been diagnosed with coronavirus in the past will also be required to take a PCR or molecular coronavirus test to determine if by chance they are still sick.

-www.jpost.com, 29 June 2020

Arno's commentary

Israel operates one of the leading medical research facilities recognized the world over. 

Yet, there is still no definite identity criteria to convincingly develop a way to immunize the general public against coronavirus. 

Repeatedly, many have asked: is coronavirus a judgment of God? Our answer is the same: no. But, coronavirus and other unnamed pathogens yet to come are part of the collective judgment of God upon the entire world. That will happen after total darkness encompasses the earth, because the Church—the light of the world—will be gone. God will confirm His displeasure by fulfilling 2 Thessalonians 2:11: “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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