On January 30th, 2022, Sunday morning in the US, evening in the UK and night in Sri Lanka, and January 31st, Monday, morning in Australia, the Sri Lanka Foundation Medical hosted the International Medical Webinar to educate and bring awareness on “Omicron Facts & Friction” to a global audience.
The program commenced with a welcome by the Sri Lanka Foundation staff, Achala Weerasinghe, the Director of Cultural Affairs & Director of Operations for the Academy of Performing Arts, followed by the Host, Keshini Wijegoonaratna, Director of Project Management & Public Relations, and Co-Host, Chamodh Amarasinghe, the Media Director.
The Chairman of the board of the Sri Lanka Foundation addressed the audiences with a warm welcome and extended his gratitude to the Panel of Doctors for their dedication. He also expressed that Dr Deepthi Jayasekera and Dr Dushyantha Jayaweera are two eminent doctors who are directly treating many Covid patients daily and has a lot of experience and knowledge.
Rodney Perera, the Director of Research Development of SLF said in his speech we have all had this dream since March 2020. That is, like the calendar references in ancient times; go back to Life BC—Before Covid; then as there was some hope; to Life AD-After Delta. But now we are craving for a period OMG-Omicron Gone! It is fascinating that with all the mask mandates and other protocols, there are large scale events, like in the sports world, going on with thousands of persons mingling freely. It appears the message is, well, if you are vaccinated, then go ahead, enjoy. Yet, we hear many persons who even got the boosters catching Omicron and falling ill.
Professor Deepthi Jayasekera and Professor Dushyantha Jayaweera presented the facts and friction of the Omicron Variant letting people know to take it seriously and explained in the layman’s language that everyone was able to understand. The attendees applauded both doctors for a job well done and sent many messages appreciating the Foundation and the Panel of doctors for hosting an outstanding webinar.
The program ended with a Vote of Thanks from the Vice President of SLF, Aeshea Jayasinghe.
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