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Kentucky’s Backroad Churches May Be Key to Saving Hospitals Overwhelmed by COVID

posted on October 18, 2021

For NPR, Sarah Varney reports that some pastors in rural Kentucky are urging their congregants to get the Covid-19 vaccine as cases rise in the state. Pastor Billy Joe Lewis of the Full Gospel Church of Jesus Christ in Smilax, Kentucky, said, “We’ve still got to use common sense. Anything that can ward off suffering and death, I think, is a wonderful thing.” Rose Mitchell, one of Lewis’s congregants, agreed to get the vaccine after the pastor’s assurances that the inoculation was not the mark of the beast.

Read at National Public Radio