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Albert Mohler: COVID-19 and Our New Heroes

What does it mean to be a hero?

The dictionary defines a hero in terms of courage, achievement and morality. In practice, our culture’s heroes have commonly been sports figures, such as Olympians or military figures.

But heroism is really about doing the right thing and standing for the right virtues even when the world isn’t watching. Many of the most heroic acts undertaken in human history are unknown to me or to you or to history—but they are not unknown to God.

In this crucial moment, we need a new category of heroes. Today, our heroes include doctors, nurses, and medical staff on the frontlines of the global pandemic. They are putting their lives at risk in order to protect and extend the lives of others.

But the notion of a hero has expanded to those who are stocking the grocery store shelves and delivering our packages—people who are making the world work and trying to keep all the pieces of society together.

We’re seeing heroism where we never knew to find it before.

As a society, we don’t pass out gold medals to grocery store stockers or to X-ray technicians. But when you think about it, we probably should.

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The Nation Mobilizes to Fight Coronavirus

Townhall Review – March 21, 2020

Hugh Hewitt talks with Taiwan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Joseph Wu, about that country’s success in keeping the spread of the Coronavirus well under control.

Hugh Hewitt and retired Admiral James S. Stavridis talk about the magnitude of the challenge combating the Coronavirus.

Kevin McCullough and Stanford researcher Gregory Rigano talk about a promising treatment for the Coronavirus.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine about that state’s efforts to combat the spread of the Coronavirus.

Chris Stigall turns to Steven Moore, of the Heritage Foundation, to examine the economic impact of the Coronavirus.

Dennis Prager and Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute talk about the shutdown of life as we know it all because of reaction to the Coronavirus.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, about the Coronavirus’s serious impact on the health of senior citizens.

Joe Piscopo talks with Dr. Nicole Saphier about her new book, “Make America Healthy Again,” and America’s healthcare system’s response to the Coronavirus.

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Albert Mohler: Humanity Humbled by a Virus

The global pandemic of the coronavirus has us all looking at a new normal that doesn’t feel that normal at all. We’re learning a new vocabulary, a new set of habits, a new set of rules and a new set of expectations.

There are so many deeply humbling aspects of the COVID-19 crisis.

Among them is the timing: A couple short weeks ago it would not have seemed plausible that we’d be facing a shutdown of travel between the United States and Europe; a 40 percent fall in airline travel coast to coast, and a suspension of athletic events.

School children are not in class, college and seminary students are not in classrooms and—campus by campus, school by school—the populations have been evacuated.

We should all be hoping—and praying—that social distancing will slow the spread of the virus and, soon, that we’d see an effective vaccine as well.

All of this reminds Christians that our only hope is found in Christ. Our ultimate refuge is only in the one true and living God.

We knew that, but we need to remind ourselves of that—we need to share that with our neighbors—even if we share it with our neighbors at some distance.

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Medved: Nothing Partisan About COVID-19

Despite partisan grandstanding from politicians on all sides, scientists view the Coronavirus with surprising unanimity. No, COVID-19 isn’t a hoax; it’s a serious menace that’s already impacted tens of millions around the world and will likely disrupt hundreds of thousands of lives in the United States.

At the same time, it hardly represents a cataclysmic threat to civilization: within six months—in time for the American election—the health and economic threats will have begun to recede. Prominent leaders will of course claim credit for a “miraculous” rescue, but they won’t deserve it.

If nothing else, this virus should force elected representatives into more cooperation across party lines, along with recognition that politicos can’t control dangerous diseases. They can’t magically protect your health, but they CAN work together to improve the health of the body politic.

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