Martin Iles writing on the Australian Christian Lobby website, in answering the question, ‘Why did this happen’?
The last sentence is critical in this
“..It happened because the CCP does not rank truth as a high value. For communists, there is no higher authority than the state. And when you’re in that situation, you wind up with a couple of things. You wind up, firstly, with atheism as the preferred, if not the enforced, religion; and you wind up with a situation in which the state is no longer the servant of truth, but, as the ultimate authority, becomes an author of ‘truth’.
The state actually decides what is ‘true’.
Governments should be servants of the truth; but what happens when truth is sacrificed? The Coronavirus is an object lesson – for governments and individuals alike..”