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More information about Omicron needs to be available to get clearer picture: SLMA

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While stating that it's premature to draw conclusions about the new COVID variant, the Sri Lanka Medical Association said the theories and opinions put forward by experts, are yet to be proven.  

SLMA President Dr Padma Gunaratne told a news briefing today that in every pandemic situation, things tend to change from time to time.  

"Experts are of the opinion that the new variant is more transmissible than previous versions of the virus, and that it may be able to bypass certain levels of immunity. However, these theories are not yet proven to be true," she underlined.

  "It's true that the whole world is so worried of the new variant and so is Sri Lanka. We are not out of the woods yet," Dr Gunaratne pointed out.  

Hence, she stressed that all people, regardless of vaccination status should comply with basic health practices.

 Dr Gunaratne also requested the eligible persons to get the booster on time without delaying as it strengthens one's immunity. (Sheain Fernandopulle)


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  • Kikazaru Thursday, 02 December 2021 02:18 PM

    Yes, Madan. May I suggest you watch Dr. Fauci on the briefing he gave and CNN and also as usual Google please.

    ravin Thursday, 02 December 2021 04:41 PM

    For sure, doctor we understand your professional advice. But son told us he had already prevented "Omicron" getting into our motherland. We seek your opinion whom to believe.

    Seb Thursday, 02 December 2021 04:48 PM

    Throw a pot in the river...

    Anura Nanayakkara Thursday, 02 December 2021 05:04 PM

    Nobody knows exactly about this Virus. So just get the booster if you are eligible for it and stick to strict rules wearing a good mask and avoiding crowded places.Hand hygiene is also very important

    jayantha de silva Thursday, 02 December 2021 07:16 PM

    this women is in COCO world like the rest of the govt ministers and president


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