Prayer #254: For the First Steps for COVID-19 Vaccination in the U.S.
On Tuesday, a panel of independent health experts voted 13-1 that health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities should be the first to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Since then, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has upheld this vote. There is one more step before this distribution can go forward. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will need to formally approve the applications for emergency use from Pfizer and Moderna, the two companies that have COVID-19 vaccines ready. Both of these vaccines have a tested efficiency of about 95%.
Pray now as the first distribution of these vaccines will likely go forward within days from now. Pray that these vaccines would indeed be effective in protecting the many health care workers in our country as well as the millions of seniors in long-term care facilities.
Ps. 3:3: "But You, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head."