I had COVID. So did my wife, my kids, my father-in-law (who is sixty) and my 80-year-old Grandmother, and my brother and sister-in-law. I understand that everyone's case is not the same. Every single one of us had mild symptoms that lasted two weeks, with the exception of my younger kids. They recovered quickly. I lost my sense of smell for a few days. I had weird muscle aches. I was tired and easily fatigued.

That said, I'd give it a 6 out of 10. I missed much of my 5th-grade year with strep throat. I've had bronchitis that lasted for months. I've had the flu several times. I was still able to mostly function and work from home.

If you're healthy, you have little to fear. The infection-mortality rates recently are low per the CDC. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/planning-scenarios.html

None of this seems to justify the responses of many blue states with lockdowns and unreasonable mask mandates (put your mask back on between bites while you're eating with your family at a restaraunt? Really Gavin Newsom?), and what I fear a Biden presidency would do.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/gavin-newsom-california-face-mask-restaurant/

And guess what? You're going to die. Everyone takes risks every single day when they wake up and leave their house. Whether it's a heart attack, cancer, a car accident, or what have you, we all could die very soon. The question is - are you ready to meet God? Considering that Jesus said to look at the opposite sex with lust is the same as adultery (Mt. 5:27-28) and calling someone an idiot is equal to murder (Matthew 5:22), we need to trust him with our lives both here and hereafter if we want any hope. (Mark 10:45)

God is just, he won't fail to punish the guilty, but Jesus took the punishment for us and his righteousness and eternal life is a gift if we choose to repent and believe. (2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 6:23) If you think that's an unhistorical, goofy fairy tale, then feel free to click my profile and read what I have to say about the reliability of the Bible.

In the meantime, I'm not advocating irresponsibility. Wear a mask when you can't social distance in public. Wash your hands. Use good hygiene and common sense. But live your life. Don't live in fear. I think Trump is at least correct about that. And most importantly, be ready for the life to come.

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I am the Reasonable Faith Chapter Director in Cedar Rapids and the writer for isjesusalive.com. I’m interested in the intersection of Christianity and history.

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