Prof Makau Mutua on Friday opined that only science would
solve the Coronavirus puzzle, giving an example of Italy.
Mutua said the number of deaths in the European country in
the past 24 hours (919) is enough proof that it takes more than prayer to
combat the pandemic that has claimed over 28,000 lives so far.
“Those who think PRAYER can STOP coronavirus should watch
ITALY, the seat of the VATICAN.
“Today’s coronavirus death toll in ITALY is 919, the HIGHEST
EVER. Let’s return to SCIENCE,” he said.
Researchers around the world are working to find a vaccine
but the process is proving to be somewhat complicated.
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According to WHO, vaccines against pneumonia, such as
pneumococcal vaccine and Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) vaccine, do not
provide protection against COVID-19.
The virus is so new and different that it needs its own
vaccine. Researchers are trying to develop a vaccine against 2019-nCoV, and WHO
is supporting their efforts.
Although these vaccines are not effective against 2019-nCoV,
vaccination against respiratory illnesses is highly recommended to protect your
Last week, President Uhuru Kenyatta led the country during
the National Prayer Day at State House and asked Kenyans to continue praying.
During his speech, the Head of State said he was sure that
the Almighty would hear the cry of his people especially at this time as the
world struggles to contain the Coronavirus.
He also emphasized the importance of prayer saying although
some opine that the nation should turn to science, trusting God would go a long
“It is good to pray together as a nation…a nation prospers
when a nation believes and trusts in God.
“There are those who say we should depend on science but even science needs God,” he remarked