Today we pray for all doctors, that God may give them all they need to heal the sick.
Today we pray for those people who work in government. We pray for all those people who must make difficult decisions during this time of pandemic.
Today we pray for those people who find themselves in economic hardship. We pray for those who must work, even at risk to themselves, those without work, those who fear being laid off, and those who are anxious about economic matters.
Today we pray for those workers who still must work during this Coronavirus pandemic, often in ways that put them at risk. We pray for those in service professions and other jobs we often take for granted.
Today we pray for those teachers must find new and creative ways to teach their students, and to remain connected to them.
Today we pray for those students whose academic progress has been interrupted by the Coronavirus. We pray that this time may become a time to appreciate the gift of knowledge.
Today we pray for all those who are sick with the Coronavirus, that by joining their sufferings with Christ, they may make up what is lacking in the sufferings of Christ.
Here is the link to the EWTN broadcast of Pope Francis Urbi et Orbi blessing yesterday which has English translation.
As of yesterday, there were 153,517 cases of the COVID-10 virus, or the new Coronavirus. Of those cases, 5,735 have died. That is a rate of death of 3.7%. For comparison, the Seasonal Flu death rate is under 0.1%. That means, that the COVID-19 virus is much deadlier, and at present we have limited treatment options.
There are just a lot of questions that make us truly uneasy. It is a scary time, and it may be easy to say not to panic, but the truth is the world is panicking and we don’t know who to trust anymore.