North Texas Televangelist Gloria Copeland Claims Flu Season Doesn't Exist Amid Outbreak

Gloria Copeland: No Need For Flu Shots Because 'Jesus Himself Gave Us The Flu Shot'

Gloria Copeland: No Need For Flu Shots Because 'Jesus Himself Gave Us The Flu Shot'

In a video last week on Facebook, Copeland says: "There is no flu season".

'Just keep saying: I'll never have the flu, I'll never have the flu, ' she added, asking her followers to inoculate themselves with God.

'I believe, with all my heart, that his son is called and anointed to be the next president of the United States, ' Kenneth Copeland proclaimed at the time. "That's what we stand on and by His stripes we were healed", she declared in a now viral video posted on her ministry's Facebook page last Wednesday.

Her remarks come as physicians insist people get their flu shots, as 85 percent of the children who have died were probably not vaccinated, CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald told Reuters last month. We have a duck season, deer season, but we do not have a flu season. Embrace yourself with the word of God. "He redeemed us from the curse of flu, and we receive it and we take it, and we are healed by his strifes, amen". "And don't receive (a flu shot) when somebody threatens you with, 'Everybody's getting the flu.' We've already had our shot: He bore our sicknesses and carried our diseases".

"We know what's wrong with you". Ahead of the 2016 election, Kenneth Copeland said that Christians who don't vote for Trump "are going to be guilty of murder", are "guilty of an abomination to God", and are "guilty of every baby that's aborted", in video posted by Right Wing Watch. "Now, which do you want to do?" Numerous congregants had not been vaccinated, and 21 people fell ill with the contagious disease, the AP reported. "Inoculate yourself with the word of God".

Her proposal to "flu vaccine" is the return to the Scriptures.

According to the CDC, "the time from when a person is exposed to flu virus and infected to when symptoms begin is about one to four days, with an average of about two days".

The 2017-18 flu season has temporarily shut down school districts and sent many people to emergency rooms and urgent care centers. Rates of the virus in California are already showing double the cumulative hospitalization rate, CNN reported.

In a January 31 video posted on Facebook, Gloria Copeland said believers should not be anxious about the virus that officials say has killed more than 50 children so far this season.

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