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Vaccine is the only weapon: SLMA

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The public have been urged to get vaccinated to be protected from the coronavirus, including from the new variants. The Sri Lanka Medical Association said that the mode of spread of new variants is similar to the virus already in Sri Lanka. These new variants may have the ability to be more infectious and therefore will spread the infection more quickly among the community.

SLMA President Dr. Padma Gunaratne said that when more people are infected, more patients will develop symptoms and complications and death.

“Same public health measures currently recommended namely wearing face masks correctly and consistently, social distancing (more than 1 metre), avoiding crowded places and taking sanitary measures (frequent hand washing) are equally effective in the prevention of transmission of new variants and should be practised at all times,” Dr. Padma Gunaratne said.

Dr. Gunaratne also said that the alarming increase recently in the number of new cases is most probably due to ignoring of these precautions.

The SLMA says vaccination is the only weapon available at present to bring the pandemic including the infection with new variants, under control. (EASWARAN RUTNAM)

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  • Sadie Wednesday, 24 February 2021 11:29 AM

    Where are the vaccines? We can’t get it it’s limited at the moment and coming in small batches and has no priority list and no plan or Oder. It’s not available For the elderly the really vulnerable people with diabetes, heat issues, other underlying health problems???

    ruwan Wednesday, 24 February 2021 02:42 PM

    it won't be available overnight as we are not producing it. don't be a crybaby over everything

    Yehiya Wednesday, 24 February 2021 03:00 PM

    Science is solve the problems

    Choas Wednesday, 24 February 2021 03:47 PM

    When the over 80s and other vulnerable gets their belated first dose, the politicians will be fighting for their second dose ?

    GTG Thursday, 25 February 2021 01:23 AM

    Vaccine is the only weapon to DEPOPULATE SRI LANKAN COMMUNITY whereby achieving more monetary support from countries that promote CORONA-19 as a TOOL to crush the CHINESE INVOLVEMENT IN SL,. the Proposed UN resolution against SL is also another known plan.


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