Friday, August 19

President Joe Biden remains at his Wilmington, Delaware, home today. First Lady Jill Biden is staying in South Carolina, isolating until she tests negative for the coronavirus. The president has no public events schedule on his agenda at this time.

The Department of Health and Human Services announced on Thursday that 1.8 million doses of the monkeypox vaccine will be made available next week to accelerate the distribution to states and localities. White House Monkeypox Response Coordinator Bob Fenton called the administration’s approach that will boost local efforts to mitigate the virus “innovative.”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has reported the seizure this week of over 250,000 rainbow-colored fentanyl pills that resembled candy or sidewalk chalk. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Field intelligence manager for the Washington division, Jennifer Lofland, stated, “My biggest concern, and I think the biggest concern of DEA nationwide, is that the pills seem to be marketed specifically to a younger age group.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the first lady to recover from COVID quickly and for the president as he spends time in Delaware.
  • For Secretary Becerra and Coordinator Denton as they collaborate on the government’s response to the outbreak of monkeypox.
  • For CBP officers and DEA agents as they attempt to prevent deadly illicit substances from reaching U.S. children.

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