My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. Hosea 4:6
This Bible verse in its proper context addresses the consequences of forgetting God's laws and not abiding by them. It's specifically addressed to the Hebrew people whom God delivered out of Egypt when they passed through the Red Sea. If you're not familiar with that, remember Charleton Heston playing Moses in the movie The Ten Commandments, when Moses parted the waters and God allowed his people to pass through the waters in order to escape Pharaoh's pursuing army? Yeah, that's the one – provided you're old enough to remember that movie. Though God delivered them from their captivity in Egypt, the Hebrews eventually forgot God's instructions to them and strayed from their knowledge of God's laws, resulting in God's rebuke.
Anyway, fast forward a few millennia later. Where do we get our knowledge from? Where do you get your knowledge from? Those who believe in God or their religion, rely on spiritual knowledge. Those who are agnostics or atheists rely on human knowledge. One can also rely on both spiritual and human knowledge. No matter which side of the paradigm you're on, knowledge, in general, gives us the ability to perceive and understand the world around us. That knowledge then empowers us to make wise decisions and undertake actions that benefit us. In this age of COVID, the sources that we glean our information from, determine our knowledge of Covid-19, vaccines, etc.; resulting in our attitudes and behaviors on how to best cope with Covid-19.
The knowledge that is gleaned from truthful sources results in power. The knowledge that is gleaned from untruthful sources results in slavery.
Little Red Riding Hood
In the Grimm's fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood, upon entering her grandmother's house, Little Red senses that something was amiss. So she asked these questions of the wolf who had already eaten her grandmother.
"Oh, grandmother," she said, "what big ears you have."
"The better to hear you with, my child," was the reply.
"But, grandmother, what big eyes you have," she said.
"The better to see you with, my dear."
"But, grandmother, what large hands you have."
"The better to hug you with."
"Oh, but, grandmother, what a terrible big mouth you have."
"The better to eat you with."
And scarcely had the wolf said this, then with one bound he was out of bed and swallowed up Little Red Riding Hood.
Fortunately for Little Red and her grandmother, the story has a happy ending as a hunter comes along and cuts open the wolf's stomach, thus freeing gramma and the child.
I suppose the moral of the story is don't trust everything we hear, as the source of our information could be one that's based on deception and fabrication. So a pertinent question to ask at this point is why trust the mainstream news media to provide us with accurate information regarding Covid-19 when like the wolf, the mainstream news media has a history of being deceptive and prone to fabrication?
Everyone knows about the destruction of the New York City, World Trade Center towers on 9/11/01. However, what many people don't know is that the news reporting on that day was scripted. The building next to the twin towers was the Salomon Brothers building, also known as Building 7 or WTC 7. That building collapsed after the fall of the twin towers but the BBC infamously reported its collapse before it actually collapsed as can be seen here. I remember watching this news report live, not realizing I had been deceived at the time.
Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.
So why in the world, would we inherently trust the news media to report truthful and accurate information about anything today, particularly in regards to Covid-19 and vaccine information when they have a history of reporting falsely. Not to mention that national news broadcasts are largely supported by pharmaceutical company advertising. Propaganda is now portrayed as the "news." At the minimum, one should at least question what is being reported in the news by employing critical thought and doing one's own research and fact-checking.
You won't see this being reported on your television news channel as this type of information definitely goes against the script. Warning: graphic, not for the squeamish, but at least you have the knowledge of what's not being reported in order to empower yourself.