On Friday, December 18, Jim Daly, the President of Focus on the Family and host of the ministry’s daily radio broadcast, along with co-host John Fuller, are joined by two very special guests, Dr. Daniel Hinthorn and Dr. Scott James to talk about COVID-19 vaccines.
Dr. Hinthorn and Dr. James are both infectious disease specialists; Dr. Hinthorn practices in Kansas, and Dr. James in Alabama. Both are members of Focus on the Family’s Physicians Resource Council (PRC). For years, 35 to 40 doctors on the PRC have met twice a year at the Focus campus. They look at the ministry’s medical information, and our medical advice, to ensure that it’s medically accurate. They help Focus analyze bioethical issues. In the words of Jim Daly, “They have been a cornerstone to the effort at Focus on the Family for many years.”
Now that the Pfizer vaccine is rapidly being deployed across the country, with the Moderna vaccine expected to follow closely in the near future, people are seriously confronting the question of whether they and their loved ones should receive a vaccination.
While Focus on the Family won’t advise you how to make that decision, the Friday broadcast will help in answering the questions that you may have about the vaccines, such as:
How do vaccines work?
Were any shortcuts taken in the development of the new vaccines that should be of concern since they were produced in record time?
How are the new vaccines different from the typical vaccines that use weakened or dead viruses?
Is there any truth to the rumors that these vaccines can change your DNA?
Were any of these vaccines produced using aborted fetal tissue?
Are there any side effects from these vaccines that should be of concern?
These and other questions make for a fascinating discussion on the broadcast. The doctors, both committed Christians, also talk with Jim Daly about the spiritual side of the vaccine equation.
Dr. James says that the Bible is silent on whether Christians should take the vaccine, but that there’s a personal ministry element to it for him.
“This is our time to really demonstrate to the world that God is good and that we are here for others,” Dr. James told Daly. “And we are here to serve them and to help them, you know, ultimately find God but also have health in the short term.”
You can listen to Friday’s broadcast at focusonthefamily.com/broadcast.
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