Prayer #379: For Brazil's Increasingly Serious COVID-19 Situation
Of all the countries in the world, Brazil has had the most continuous wave of COVID-19 since the worldwide outbreak in the spring of 2020, with only a slight dip in the fall of that year. And, the outbreak that Brazil is experiencing now is far greater in magnitude than anything previously. Deaths from the virus have spiked dramatically, and their hospitals and health care system is now overwhelmed. Yesterday, the daily number of COVID-related deaths was 4,195, the highest ever there. Brazil's death toll could ultimately exceed that of the U.S., some health experts believe. Miguel Nicolelis, a Brazilian doctor and professor at Duke University, likens the brutal surge in COVID-19 in Brazil to a runaway nuclear reactor. "It's a nuclear reactor that has set off a chain reaction and is out of control," he said. "It's a biological Fukushima." Presently, only 2.4% of the population of Brazil is fully vaccinated.
We want to be in much prayer for Brazil over the coming weeks. Pray that this major surge in COVID-19 would be, by God's mercy, turned back. Pray for medical personnel across that country during this overwhelming time.
Ps. 61:1 "Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to Thee, when my heart is faint."