As described in Ezekiel 7, “… there is panic, not joy, upon the mountains.” In the new normal of a 24/7 news cycle and information overload via social media, misinformation and confusion and worry seem to spread at a faster rate than the disease itself. The righteous avoid extremes: panic and hysteria are counterproductive; however, virus strains such as COVID-19 are not to be taken lightly and should be addressed by implementing proper precautions. In a rare episode of the “You Can Overcome” show that focuses on current events, Gwen Lara takes time to apply appropriate reason and wise instruction to the ongoing attention around coronavirus. Gwen is joined by Dr. Otis Rickman, renowned pulmonologist with a background that includes time at Mayo Clinic and present leadership of his department at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Rickman has spent a great deal of time researching the current COVID-19 strain in addition to understanding how it compares to similar viruses in both recent and distant history. How do we interpret the comparisons to the Spanish Flu of 1918, for instance? Will the impact be primarily physical, or will there be more impactful and far-reaching implications? Please take time to watch this episode of the “You Can Overcome” show, so that you have a balanced and well-researched perspective on the current global situation. You will also come away knowing how to protect yourself and your family, and together we can all help curb the spread of the latest “viral sensation” that is seemingly sweeping the nation. God is in control, and Gwen—together with her panel of guests—puts our minds at rest by helping us understand what we can do during these uncertain times. You don’t want to miss this show!
Note: This episode of You Can Overcome contains information and advice regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). While WeighDown Ministries has helped thousands find their way to better health, if you have specific medical concerns regarding COVID-19, consult your personal physician. The medical opinions and recommendations reflected on this episode are those of the guests and do not necessarily reflect the official opinions or statements of Vanderbilt Medical Center, any other agency, organization, employer, or company.