Copeland suggested people attempting to avoid catching the flu repeat the mantra: "I'll never have the flu", and inoculating themselves with the word of God.
"Just keep saying that 'I'll never have the flu".
Between Oct. 1 and January 27, 14,676 hospitalizations due to the flu were reported in the USA, according to the CDC. "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". "Flu, I bind you off of the people in the name of Jesus", she said in the video.
Johnnie Moore, the unofficial spokesman for Trump's evangelical advisory council, told Politico Tuesday that the council did not support Copeland's position.
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"For the past three weeks, the entire country has been experiencing lots of flu, all at the same time", said Dan Jernigan, director of the Influenza Division at the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, part of the CDC.
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"Listen, partners, we don't have a flu season... we've got a duck season, a deer season, but we don't have flu season", Copeland said in the video.
But in a statement, she said she had some reservations about vaccines for "very young children with a family history of autism", hinting belief in a discredited study that linked vaccines to autism. Most of the U.S. was subjected to the highest threat level of flu the CDC measures.
Many others also condemned Copeland's advice on social media while others asked questions about how to activate the holy protection from the flu. "But many just choose not to believe and they miss out on healing and remain sick or get sick often". Thankfully, even if you get the flu, Jesus can help you overcome it.
'I pray for every person who has symptoms of flu. Life and death are in the power of your tongue (Proverbs 18:21). "If however, you do get the flu, you can overcome it!" In fact, she says she doesn't believe there's such a thing as a flu season. "By his wounds you are healed".