Get Vaccinated now as Delta variant killing more People

 Please get yourself vaccinated. In the last Delta surge, we lost a lot of people.''

Deputy Controller of the National Pandemic Response Dr Daoni Esorom reiterated this call at today's media conference.

Vaccines is one of PNG's strategies to combat COVID-19. There are currently three vaccines being rolled out in the country; Astrazeneca, Sinopharm and Johnson and Johnson. Both AZ and Sinopharm require two doses while J & J requires only one dose. 

Booster shots will also soon be given as well.

Currently, Dr Daoni said data is being compiled to determine who should get a booster.

The other strategies are:

.New Normal

.Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions

.Diagnostics : Antigen rapid test kits; Polymerase Chain Reaction; Whole Genome Sequencing and ;

.Therapeutics: Molnuparivri and Paxlovid  (manufactured by MERK and Pfizer) will be brought into the country to treat people who test positive to COVID-19. 

The epidemiology curve has gone down. 

" I believe we're recovering from Delta and bracing ourselves for a new variant,'' he says.

The new variant, Omnicron, first diagnosed in South Africa has spread to close to 80 countries.

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