Prayer #268: For Nursing Home Residents During This Spike in COVID-19
Nursing home residents continue to be much more vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus than the general population during this time of increase of the virus. A recent study in New York State, for instance, by the Empire Center for Public Policy, found that between October 25 and November 29, nursing home residents accounted for 25% of the deaths due to COVID, this in spite of the fact that those living in nursing homes comprise only 0.5% of New York State's population. "It seems like they're more vulnerable than ever," Bill Hammond, a senior fellow at the Empire Center, stated. "It's extremely difficult to protect nursing home residents from this virus because they're so acutely vulnerable. Although they themselves are cut off from the rest of the world, they have frequent intimate contact with staff, and those people are out in the world to some extent and are inevitably exposed to the virus."
Pray for nursing home residents across our country during this period of COVID-19 spiking. There have been outbreaks in a number of nursing homes in many states. Pray for God's protection for these, some of the most vulnerable of all to this pernicious virus.
Ps. 28:7: "The LORD is my strength and my shield; in Him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to Him."