Prayer #309: For the P.1 COVID-19 Variant Found in Brazil
Another variant of COVID-19, P.1, has appeared for the first time in the United States. P.1 has been traced to Manaus, a city in the northwestern region of the Amazon. Like other variants of the virus that have appeared in various places around the world, P.1 is believed to be more transmittable than the original virus. It has been found in one patient in the Twin Cities in Minnesota, someone who had returned from a trip to Brazil. Both Pfizer and Moderna, manufacturers of the two vaccines in use, express considerable confidence that their vaccines will just as robustly protect from infection from these new variants., including the one first identified in the United Kingdom, B.1.1.7, of which 293 cases have been identified in the U.S., but which the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) predicts may become the dominant strain in this country by March.
Pray for God's mercies in preventing the rapid spread of these COVID-19 mutations. And we want to continue to pray for good vaccination progress, particularly for those that are at the highest risk if infected by the virus.
Ps. 136:1: "O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever."