Covid 19 and religion

Humans have adhered to religious beliefs for thousands of years. Many belief systems fly in the face of advice for self and other protection against the current contagious virus.

Here we have an example in the news this month:

Israeli Hasids

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/ukraine-hasidic-jews-belarus-border-pilgrimage-israel-plea-1312126

Christian worship:

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/faith/2020/09/24/to-exempt-or-not-to-exempt-covid-19-exemptions-continue-to-spark-debate-over-religious-liberty-public-health/

UK Statistical analysis related deaths by religion, May 2020

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/articles/coronaviruscovid19relateddeathsbyreligiousgroupenglandandwales/2marchto15may2020

Muslim worship in UK, September 2020

India, Hindu advice:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/immense-self-discipline-caution-exercised-at-places-of-worship-during-covid-19-pandemic-mukhtar-abbas-naqvi/article32535471.ece#!

Israel advice on Covid and worship:

Buddhist in Thailand:

https://asialink.unimelb.edu.au/insights/covid-in-thailand-failed-and-foolhardy-predictions

About borderslynn

Retired, living in the Scottish Borders after living most of my life in cities in England. I can now indulge my interest in all aspects of living close to nature in a wild landscape. I live on what was once the Iapetus Ocean which took millions of years to travel from the Southern Hemisphere to here in the Northern Hemisphere. That set me thinking and questioning and seeking answers.
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