A new virus is always a great joy for religious preachers, who perceive our world as run by some kind of mysterious mechanism that keeps them in the center of things.
Indeed some of our local Jewish preachers (as I’m sure also their competition worldwide) have already expressed their opinions on this matter.
One talented person managed to find the Corona virus associated with China, in Hebrew, using the infamous “Bible code” – where one can find almost anything they want. Another one found out that the Hebrew letter calculation (a.k.a. ‘Gematria’) for ‘Corona’ is the same as ‘eating live organs’, which means that the virus is a divine punishment for eating forbidden foods.
Actually, using the same letter calculation, ‘eating live organs’ equals also to ‘virus vaccine’, but this serves no religious purpose…
Presumably the most amusing item was about the rabbi who advised his followers to drink Corona beer as protection against the virus. The reasoning for this was the blessing that accompanied the drinking (LOL).
So what’s next? I can think of several other funny innovations. Cursing golden crowns? Perhaps growing beards in the shape of protection masks? Don’t say I didn’t warn you.