Prayer #179: For Progress on COVID-19 Vaccines
Moderna, one of the leading pharmaceutical research companies engaged in developing a vaccine for COVID-19, announced on Wednesday that they may have the results of their final trials in November. To date, they have enrolled about 84% of its total participants in its Phase 3 study of its vaccine candidate mRNA-1273 across 100 research sites. An estimated 28% of these participants are from diverse communities.
The company had originally hoped to have its Phase 3 study completed in October, but with the dip in the number of COVID-19 cases nationwide, a difficulty was created in hitting the number of infections among trial participants to see if the vaccine candidate outperforms the placebo. If the infection rate continues to drop across the country, the Phase 3 study may not be completed until December. Other companies are also working on vaccine candidates, including Pfizer, who has recently stated that their Phase 3 trial could be completed as early as October.
Pray for the various companies around the world who are now testing candidates for COVID-19 vaccines. Pray that these tests would both clear and accurate. Pray for a vaccine to be ready as soon as possible. More than one will be needed to supply the needs of the world for a viable and safe vaccine.
Ex. 15:2: "The Lord is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation."