On February 1, 2020, St. Michael’s Lutheran Congregation in St. Petersburg held the first meeting of Medics to Non-Medics, a joint project of St. Michael’s Lutheran and the Christian Medics’ Guild based in St. Petersburg. Immunologist and Guild Head Nikolai Vasiliev presented a public lecture opening the project. It so happened, not coincidentally, that the project was kicked off amid the coronavirus outbreak and the topic of the meeting was vaccination. Little more than two centuries have passed since the invention of vaccination which enabled medical science to win conclusive victories over many diseases. Immunization has saved millions of lives. However, the foe of mankind never sleeps and the world still needs ways of protecting itself from old and new diseases.
The Bible talks a lot about healing, but it doesn’t say anything about preventing sickness by means of vaccination. Should children be vaccinated? Should adults be? These are some of the questions that Mr. Vasiliev, an experienced doctor, a graduate of the Kirov Military Medical Academy and a coworker of the First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Petersburg, talked to his audience about during two hours as a professional and a Christian.
The next meeting is planned in two months. For its topic, follow the announcements in the ELCIR official group on vk.com.
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