ISRAEL - Simulator for Coronavirus Exit Strategy

Arno Froese

The simulator is still in the development phase, but it has so far managed to complete the process of modeling both personal and demographic isolation policies.

Researchers from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and the Civic Cabinet project are working together to develop an economy-focused simulator aimed at helping decision-makers implement a successful exit strategy for the coronavirus lockdown.

“Transparency means genuinely involving the public—the simulator will be available to everyone who wants to use it, and this way the public will be able to understand why certain decisions are made rather than others. This will enhance public trust, which we believe is almost as important a resource as hospital beds. Trust based on transparency will boost compliance with guidelines and will thereby be beneficial to all of us,” said Prof. Omri Barak.

The creation of the simulator was born from Gavish’s Introduction to Applied Mathematics course at the Technion.

“The simulator will not supply comprehensive answers to all the questions, but it will allow the decision makers to evaluate the different options—guidelines, bans, etc.—and assess them according to their expected consequences. We hope and expect that many professionals will use the simulator, thereby helping to improve it, as well as enhancing their decision-making process,” Barak explained., 13 May 2020

Arno's Commentary

This simulator is a manmade tool capable of going beyond human ability to make decisions and evaluate different options and guidelines. Here the tendency becomes clear: mankind will become more dependent upon his own creation than ever before; subsequently, less dependent on God. Ultimately, this will lead to the fulfillment of Revelation 13:14: “And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live” (the CEV reads: “…making an idol in the form of the beast”).

In times past, when traveling abroad, a passport was required, which was inspected by an officer, and only upon his or her approval, one could travel. No more today; the computer is in charge. Only after the passport has been scanned, and the computer says yes, may the person proceed. Indeed, it is later than we think.

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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