The controversial televangelist Kenneth Copeland has attempted to cure viewers with the coronavirus by reaching out to them through the television screen.
The 83-year-old made headlines last year after being asked in a tense interview about living a luxury lifestyle including having a private jet.
Now he is back in the news for even odder behaviour as he is literally trying to cure people from the comfort of his television studio on Victory News.
Reaching out to the screen with a hand coated in oil for anointing viewers, Copeland creepily says:
Put your hand on that television set. Hallelujah. Thank you, Lord Jesus. He received your healing. Now say it: 'I take it. I have it. It’s mine. I thank you and praise you for it…'
According to the Word of God, I am healed. And I consider not my own body. I consider not symptoms in my own body, but only that which God has promised.
Only that what the Word has said. And by His stripes, I was healed. And by His stripes, I am healed now.
I am not the sick trying to get healed. I am the healed, and the Devil is trying to give me the flu!… Or whatever else kind of thing he’s trying.
Heal and well in the sweet name of Jesus. Amen. Hallelujah.
We're not experts but we aren't sure that this will help people at all.
Regardless people were quite freaked out by Copeland's actions which were hardly normal.
Advice from the CDC to prevent the spread of the illness has been to regularly wash your hands, avoid contact with anyone who is sick, cover your mouth if you cough or sneeze and disinfect surfaces that are touched daily. If you are sick then stay at home and wear a facemask if you need to be around other people.
At the time of writing, there have been more than 100,000 confirmed cases worldwide and more than 4,000 deaths. Countries like Italy have been placed on lockdown while the United States had banned all travel into the country from parts of Europe and China.