RX Radio Presenter James Onen aka Fatboy has joined a section of the public who think that the Omicron variant could bring an end to the Covid-19 global pandemic.
Speaking during The Fatboy show, the Presenter explained that since vaccines don't protect against infection but rather reduce the severity of the disease, the Omicron variant which is less lethal and more infectious will in turn create a natural immunity to the host’s body that even the vaccine can’t provide.
“It's the natural vaccine that people have been waiting for, and I believe that people in some positions might not be happy with this development because if the variant continues to do this, it could actually bring us to the end of the pandemic.”
He made the assertions while commenting on the vaccination process in Uganda with few people turning up despite the vaccines being in plenty.
In Gulu District, a total of 108,220 doses of the Moderna vaccines were returned to the Ministry of Health by the District Health Officers in the region after their shelf life ran out with a few people turning up for the jabs.
According to Yoweri Idiba, the Gulu Assistant District Health Officer, vaccination campaigns aimed at vaccinating 107,472 in Gulu district and 58,440 in Gulu city were not met as only 33,386 and 31,118 people were vaccinated in the former and latter respectively.
Despite the low vaccination levels, Fatboy said that the virus has provided a reality that vaccine mandates are less necessary since continents such as Africa, predicted to have massive fatalities, are not registering as many deaths as predicted by western countries, hence the need to devise other measures rather than “forceful” mandates.
To add to this, Co-host Olive explained that if the virus keeps mutating after the Omicron variant, other coming variants could consequently become less lethal, eventually turning out to be a naturally curable virus.
Fatboy remarked that hopefully the year is ending in a positive manner, as compared to the last two years. However, he faulted the Presidential advisers who preach fear to the President and call for circumstances that they will benefit from.
The Fatboy show is hosted by James Onen aka Fatboy, Olive, Sarah and Lesham every weekday from 6am to 10am on RX Radio.