SWEDEN - Face Mask Skepticism Fades

Arno Froese

Authorities in Stockholm and a number of other regions across Sweden are abandoning their earlier skepticism and advising people to rely more on face masks, as the country braces for a third wave of coronavirus infections.

The number of new coronavirus cases rose 27% in the Swedish capital, which not that long ago saw its intensive-care resources pushed to the brink. The relentlessness of the virus has driven Sweden’s government to reconsider its hands-off approach, and parliament enacted legislation to allow tougher pandemic restrictions.

Sweden’s Public Health Agency has long questioned the science behind face masks as an effective tool during a pandemic, and warned that such coverings risk creating a false sense of security that might lead people to grow complacent on social-distancing guidelines. But that view has come under fire from critics, including Sweden’s Royal Academy of Sciences, which published a report to support the use of face masks as a meaningful way to stop transmission.

-www.bloomberg.com, 23 February 2021

Arno's Commentary

Coronavirus, known as Covid-19, is extremely contagious, often leading to severe illness—sometimes death. 

It is of interest that countries whose leaders failed to take this virus seriously are now waking up to a horrible reality. Based on Statistica.com, coronavirus deaths per 1 million population as of 24 February 2021 are as follows:

• UK 1,811
• USA 1,524
• Sweden 1,230
• Brazil 1,177
Countries with strict enforcement present a better report card:
• Israel 622
• Australia 35.8
• New Zealand 5.3

Covid-19 is a virus detected throughout the globe. This forces all nations to share their knowledge about how to go about decreasing the number infected, in order to take control thereof. This is not the making of some conspiracy, but simply an end-time sign. This platform and many others are contributing to global unity, which is absolutely necessary for the spirit of Antichrist to solidify the three groups of people: Gentiles, Jews, and Christians.

Based on Bible prophecy, the Church of Jesus Christ—that is, all born-again believers—will be taken out of the way when the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. Then, total darkness and total deception will take place on planet earth.

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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