Thought for the day 3 February

It is an encouragement to us all that so many vaccines are providing effective test results, with the potential that there should be a substantial supply to roll-out around the world, and to be available to provide back-up in subsequent years should regular inoculation be necessary. The co-operation between countries and companies could be such a helpful model for addressing many of the world’s other major issues. But at times there are hints, or more than hints, of political and national point-scoring – our vaccine’s more effective than yours, our roll-out rate is faster than yours etc. Can’t we leave the politics etc out of it, and at a national and international level work together as a team around agreed objectives?

Lord, we greatly appreciate the contribution of all who are developing and rolling out the vaccines. Help them to work together effectively, and not compete with each other, for the good of everyone
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