White House Funds COVID-19 Variant Tracking

$1.7 billion will be used to set up a national network.

On Friday, the White House announced the installation of a national network to track the ever-emerging mutations of COVID-19. The plan highlights three efforts; funding gene-mapping across the country, creating six large research partnerships between major universities, and developing a data network to document and organize discoveries.

“Even as we accelerate our efforts to get shots into arms, more dangerous variants are growing, causing increases in cases in people without immunity,” White House coronavirus adviser Andy Slavitt said. “That requires us to intensify our efforts to quickly test for and find the genetic sequence of the virus as it spreads.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for the White House Coronavirus Team as they advise the president.
  • For Secretary Becerra as he leads the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • That Director Walensky would seek God’s wisdom as she heads the CDC.

Sources: AP, NPR


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