Prayer #409: For the New COVID-19 Variant Found in India
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, told the press on Friday that the U.K. is "looking carefully" at a new variant of COVID-19 that has appeared in India. The new mutation has been upgraded to a "variant of concern" as more cases are now being identified. Like other variants, this is more transmittable than the original strain. The U.K.'s Public Health England has indicated that this new strain, VOC-21APR-02, has risen from 202 identified cases in the U.K. to 520 in the last week, most of these observed in the London region and in the North West areas. "At the moment we're looking carefully at the way the Indian variant seems to function," Johnson said. "We don't see any evidence that it is resistant to the vaccines or in any way more dangerous."
Pray that this new strain of COVID-19 would indeed prove to unresistant to the virus vaccines. Pray that it would not spread and cause any surge in COVID. Continue to pray that increased vaccination would overcome any increased transmission of the virus through the variants that have arisen.
Ps. 16:1-2: "Preserve me, O God, for in Thee I take refuge. I say to the LORD, 'Thou art my Lord'"