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With Omicron’s prevalence, Covid to turn into common cold and fever

With the prevalence of the Omicron variant, the Covid virus is likely to be decimated from the world, said State Minister of Drug Supply Channa Jayasumana.

Should such an occurrence be a reality, there will be no need of administering a fourth dose of the vaccine, the Minister pointed out, adding that the government, nevertheless, will be ready to administer a fourth dose at any given requirement.

Revealing that certain groups are still attempting to weaken the vaccination process, Jayasumana emphasised that the vaccination program against the pandemic is being carried out amidst such a backdrop.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has also predicted that the Covid virus is likely to turn into an equivalent to common cold or fever by July – August this year.

Dr. Nimal Rajapaksa, a resident of Canada, clarifies that the data reveal that the Omicron variant has reached its peak. The number of infectees requiring intensive care treatment is as low as 0.2 per cent among those infected with the variant, and Omicron has the potential to curb the prevalence of the Delta variant, he added.


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