A chain of events has unhinged the structure of our world in a matter of weeks. On the 31st of December 2019, an "urgent notice on the treatment of pneumonia of unknown cause" was issued by the Medical Administration and Medical Administration of Wuhan Municipal Health Committee. 27 people with pneumonia of an unknown cause were reported to the WHO on 31 December. Most were stallholders from the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, seven of whom were in critical condition but no deaths had been reported, the world didn't really take notice, we were celebrating New Year's Eve, sipping Champagne and watching the fireworks.
Just 203 days later, nearly 15 million people have been infected and more than 600,000 have died.
Some 1.6 billion people employed in the informal economy – or nearly half the global workforce - will see their livelihoods destroyed due to the continued decline in working hours brought on by lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19, the International Labour Organization. In the near future, the world economy will fall into a 1930's Esque depression resulting in a massive spike in inflation causing famine, more disease and even more violence and our society to collapse like a pack of cards and the virus ain't going anywhere soon.
In just 203 days, COVID-19, Left and Right-wing anarchists along with hesitant overwhelmed police forces, poor local and government leadership have brought many of our wonderful cities to the brink. Violence has exploded onto our streets like a bad Hollywood zombie B movie. A huge spike in murder and crime has plunged our society back into the days of the wild west, where lawlessness is king. As unemployment increases so will the violence and the crime.
Troops will be employed to our great cities to combat the violence, tanks and armoured vehicles manned by heavily armed soldiers will be seen alongside historic landmarks in Paris, London, Madrid, New York City and many more. We will be in a physical and spiritual lockdown, locked up in our homes not daring to venture outside for fear of criminals, the military and Covid-19, we will be living a dystopian movie.
If you were a man of faith, you would be forgiven if you have come to the conclusion that the Fiery Red Horse of the Apocalypse has been released and just maybe it has.
There are other catastrophic events happening around the world which are not being noticed due to all the above. Catastrophes which would be front-page headlines around the world were it not for Covid-19 and Wester society's breakdown.
Unprecedented rainfall which started back in early June and is now still raging has caused horrendous floods affecting untold million including many hundred dead along an immense portion of the globe and shows no stopping anytime soon. From West Africa, the Middle East, Arabia, Indo Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, China and Japan have all received Biblical amounts of rainfall. Stranger still all the regions mentioned above, (except Japan) are all being crippled by another Biblical plague, unprecedented numbers of Locust swarms, billions of them and stranger still all the above regions are where Christians are being persecuted.
If you were a man of faith, you would be forgiven if you have come to the conclusion that the Pale Horse of the Apocalypse has been released and just maybe it has.
And of course, we mustn't forget the record-busting wildfires in Australia in January which killed a billion animals and burnt down almost 25% of Australia's temperate forests and destroyed 60% of its crop yield.
Of course, the Doomsday clock is closer than ever at just 100 seconds to midnight. Tensions have spiked between the West and China, Russia and Iran. Nuclear war is now closer than ever and the war rhetoric from world leaders is a thinly disguised distrust of each other.
The future looks worse than I can ever remember, stay safe out there people.