Prayer #40: For a Safe, Usable Vaccine by this Fall
As of now there are more than 90 possible Coronavirus vaccines that are in various stages of development. At least six of these are being tested for safety in people. Ultimately, each of these vaccines have to be tested by giving thousands, or even tens of thousands, of people a vaccine or placebo, and then, over a period of months, observe how many people get infected and if there are any safety issues. The development of a vaccine may be the only way that immunity can be developed across the population, here and around the world. Due to the fact that, with the COVID-19 virus, people who were well were quarantined rather than the traditional method of quarantining only those who were sick, it is believed that very little immunity has been built up. This makes the development of a vaccine an urgent imperative in the case of the Coronavirus.
There are scores of medical research teams working on a vaccine for COVID-19. We pray for great wisdom and insight for all of the researchers that are involved in these investigations. Pray that it would be very clear through the testing and trials which one is the most effective and safest vaccine. Pray that this vaccine would work to create the critical immunity that is needed for the entire world population for the Coronavirus.
Job 12:13: "With God are wisdom and might; He has counsel and understanding."