Title

A Virus That Hits All Faiths Tests Religion's Tie to Science

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-15-2020

Capture Date

5/10/2020

Abstract

Both nationally and internationally, many religious leaders from the Abrahamic faiths of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity have cooperated with local government policies restricting mass gatherings. However, at both the national and international stage, a small group of religious leaders are spreading false information regarding faith and the corona virus. For instance, in Tanzania the president has made claims that COVID-19 cannot handled the "body of Christ". Additionally, the health minister of Israel eased up on curfew restrictions due to his belief that the "Messiah" will save them.

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