Prayer #285: For the Brand New COVID-19 Variant Found in South Africa
Health officials announced today the existence of yet another mutation, or variant, of the COVID-19 virus. This was identified in South Africa. This new variant, 501.V2, maybe more of a threat than the previous mutation that was recently identified in the United Kingdom. "I'm incredibly worried about the South African variant," the British Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, said in an interview today on BBC 4. "That's why we took the action that we did to restrict all flights from South Africa, and movement from South Africa, and to insist that anybody who's been to South Africa self-isolates. This is a very, very significant problem." There is some concern that this newest mutation may be more resistant to the new COVID vaccines. Tests are being done now to see if this is so.
Pray for wisdom and skill for those testing this newest COVID-19 variant. Pray that they could soon discern if this strain is resistant or not to the new COVID vaccines. Pray also that this new strain could be contained and would soon die out.
Ps. 6:4: "Turn, O LORD, deliver my life; save me for the sake of Your steadfast love."