Christian best-selling author and pastor Max Lucado has tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated.
Lucado posted a tweet over the weekend, showing a photo of his positive COVID-19 test and saying he would not be preaching on Sunday at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas.
“Turns out it’s me in a downstairs room with aches, stuffy head and quarantine,” he said in the tweet, adding that he would also be canceling a golf trip he had planned this week in Ireland.
Groan. Covid found me. Tested positive yesterday. Was planning to preach today @oakhillschurch and go with some guys on epic golf trip to Ireland tomorrow. Turns out it's me in a downstairs room with aches, stuffy head and quarantine.— Max Lucado (@MaxLucado) July 25, 2021
In another tweet, Lucado said he was thankful he received the vaccine because it seemed to have lessened the effects of the illness. He also thanked his “wife” and that he was “at home instead of a hotel.”
“Though miserable, the misery would have been worse with no vaccination,” he said. “So doing my best to count blessings.”
Still- there is reason for thanks. Good docs. Amazing wife. I'm at home instead of a hotel. My dog likes me. Though miserable, the misery would have been worse with no vaccination. So doing my best to count blessings.— Max Lucado (@MaxLucado) July 25, 2021
According to The Christian Post, some scientists and medical experts have said the COVID-19 vaccine might not be as effective as once thought. A research study from Israel recently noted that the vaccination’s effectiveness may be in decline.
“Israel’s health ministry released preliminary data suggesting that, while the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine remains very effective at preventing severe COVID-19, it may be losing effectiveness against milder cases of the disease.”
Researchers found that the vaccine was just 39 percent effective at preventing infection in Israel in late June and early July. Previously, in January to early April, that number was 90 percent effective.
A healthcare resource group, Advisory Board, said COVID-19 variants, waning immunity or even a “mathematical fluke” could be responsible for the changing trend.
According to NBC News, some fully vaccinated Americans have contracted COVID-19 and even died, but the number is very small. In those cases, individuals tended to be older than 65 or have weakened immune systems or other severe medical conditions.
Photo courtesy: ©Max Lucado Facebook
Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.