By David Aikman
Amid the confusion and discouragement that has hovered over the entire COVID-19 pandemic since it began to impact the United States in March, there have been few voices of both spiritual and medical hope.
An outstanding exception is that of Dr. Richard Bartlett, a physician with 28 years of experience in Midland, Texas who is also a committed Christian.
Richard was faced with his first case of COVID-19 during a 48-hour shift in the emergency department of a Midland hospital. During a short nap between patients, Richard prayed about how to respond.
The answer, brought to him through the Holy Spirit, was to administer a steroid, Budesonide, to the patient’s lungs, using a nebulizer machine. The therapy had been used for years to treat asthma. The total cost per treatment, which can be purchased at any pharmacy: $200.
Richard describes the Budesonide treatment as the “silver bullet” to deal with Covid-19.
He has sent a paper describing his findings to the White House.
American Christians need to pray that President Trump reads it.