With the number of Omicron virus cases in the country increasing on a daily basis, RX Radio Presenter Fatboy has recommended that sensitization messages about controlling the spread of the variant should be changed.
Speaking during The Fatboy Show, the Presenter reasoned that the nature of Omicron calls for early diagnosis and treatment, a type of sensitization that was initially done mid last year but dropped ever since.
“I don't think that the Omicron variant is going to be contained by the old measures of masking and social distancing. People should rather be encouraged to take immune boosters and educated about early treatment modalities so that they are tested and treated early. Thankfully, it's not as severe as previous strains,” Fatboy said.
He added that the eldery and the immuno-compromised should be provided with the medicines that are available such Hydroxychloroquine, Azithromycin and Ivermectin to treat against the viral infection.
Fatboy made the suggestion after the Government directed that travelers and truck drivers are to be subjected to a mandatory Covid-19 PCR test at their expense, at every entry point in the country due to the recent surge of the virus.
Citing statements made by the US Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Presenter said that the organization indicated that the PCR tests could give false positive results 14 days after the test is done.
However, Olive Najjuma, the Co-host of the show, thinks that the Government is using the operation to make money, saying that in a few months, they won't be required to do any of this and are now looking for ways to make money in any way possible.
She also mentioned that since the travelers will be allowed to continue with their journeys and receive their results later on, the need for testing them becomes pointless.
“So what happens if by the time you receive your results, you've already mixed with other people yet you have Covid-19? That's why I think it's a money making venture because if you're going to test people and let them proceed only for them to possibly receive a positive result later, then it makes no sense,” she commented.
The Fatboy show is hosted by James Onen aka Fatboy, Olive, Sarah and Lesham every weekday from 6am to 10am on RX Radio.