Prayer #286: For Immunity from COVID-19 After Having Been Infected
For some time now, since the appearance of COVID-19 this past spring, virologists have been trying to determine how long a person, having been infected by the virus, maintains an immunity. Two recent studies now suggest that such immunity will last for at least six months and maybe longer. One of these studies, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, was done by researchers at Oxford University Hospitals in the United Kingdom. In this study, of 1,250 health care workers that had the COVID-19 antibodies due to a natural infection, only two had positive results when tested for active infection six months later. Likewise, in a study conducted by the National Cancer Institute, a very large-scale investigation involving three million people who had received antibody tests from two private laboratories, less than 1% of those who had the COVID antibodies tested positive for the virus six months afterward. As yet, it is not known just how long-lasting immunity is for those who have had COVID-19. But these results were encouraging.
This indeed would be a most important thing to pray for: that the immunity received after having contracted COVID-19 would be a long-lasting one. Pray for those who are continuing to study this as the months unfold.
Ps. 121:8: "The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and evermore."