Prayer #229: For the Pfizer Vaccine Just Announced
The pharmaceutical company Pfizer has just announced the development of a vaccine that thus far is proving to be 90% effective in ameliorating COVID-19 infection. Thus far, Pfizer has enlisted nearly 44,000 subjects in its safety trials, which should be completed by the third week of November. It is yet unclear how long the effectiveness of the vaccine lasts since Pfizer has not been conducting its studies for long enough. Nonetheless, Pfizer and its partner BioNTech could be marketing the vaccine soon. "The results are really quite good, I mean extraordinary," Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, stated. Fauci stated just two days earlier that once a vaccine is approved, and once a substantial percentage of the population takes it, there could be a return to a sense of normalcy. The stock market has reacted accordingly. As of this writing, it is the Dow is up about 1300 points, bringing this stock index and others into record territory.
Pray that indeed, this COVID-19 vaccine would prove to be both effective and safe. Pray for wisdom and care as the safety trials continue this month. And pray for wisdom in how this should be distributed if indeed it proves to be viable and safe.
Heb. 4:16: "Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need."