Omicron will cause massive wave of infection, warns AMS

Omicron will cause massive wave of infection, warns AMS

Omicron will cause massive wave of infection, warns AMS

Written by Zulfick Farzan

03 Jan, 2022 | 6:52 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Association of Medical Specialists says the Omicron variant of coronavirus is spreading rapidly around the world and has superseded the Delta variant in most countries.

In a statement, AMS said, while Omicron is probably milder than the Delta variant, as it is transmitted much more efficiently, many more people will be infected and therefore hospital capacities may be exceeded due to the sheer number of people affected.

Citing past experiences, AMS said it is inevitable that the Omicron variant will cause a massive wave of infection during the coming weeks.

AMS advised that the only way to tackle this wave would be to get vaccinated, wear a mask, keep a safe distance, open windows for adequate ventilation, clean your hands, and cough and sneeze safely.

The association added that everyone needs to continue to take all the above precautions even after taking vaccine doses.

AMS strongly urged everyone to take the booster, in order to reduce chances of clinical disease, protect the vulnerable, prevent hospital capacity from being overwhelmed and prevent a lockdown which could lead our country to further economic disaster.

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