Title basically says it all. I again read interpretation that vaccine is God’s gift, one example of such thinking is Jim Stump’s article Is the COVID-19 Vaccine a Miracle?, which end with lines
This extraordinary vaccine is a sign and wonder that shows something important about God and God’s plans for the world. That means in the biblical way of thinking, it is a miracle.
Thanks be to God!
It is very natural to ask connected question: is Covid-19 divine punishment? Holding both of this view at the same time is not contradictory to words of Bible, since in Books of Judges God both bring enslavement to Israel and raise deliverers from it.
11 And the children of Israel did that which was evil in the sight of Jehovah, and served the Baalim; 12 and they forsook Jehovah, the God of their fathers, who brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the peoples that were round about them, and bowed themselves down unto them: and they provoked Jehovah to anger. 13 And they forsook Jehovah, and served Baal and the Ashtaroth. 14 And the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Israel, and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers that despoiled them; and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies.
I understand that viewing Covid-19 with its over 4 millions deaths (probably much more, since there are solid evidence that official numbers from countries like India are not very accurate) as divine punishment, draw somewhat less pleasant (?) view of God than we want want, so even accepting it as possibility can be quite hard, but this is still very important questions.
Personally I believe that among other things a punishment from God. Such view have support both in Bible and in writings such a book one of City of God by Saint Augustine. At the same time and wonder what you think about views on Covid-19 as God’s punishment and Covid-19 vaccines as God’s gift or miracle.