Rambod A. Rouhbakhsh, MD, principal investigator with Hattiesburg Clinic MediSync® Clinical Research, sat down with WHLT to discuss COVID-19 Omicron variant updates and the best way to combat rising cases.
Omicron is three times more infectious than the Delta variant, making the need for safety precautions a must in order to stop the spread of the virus.
According to Rouhbakhsh, there are three tools to protect against Omicron – vaccinations, boosters and masks.
“Of course, vaccines are going to help everyone. If you’re not vaccinated, please get vaccinated. If you are vaccinated, please get boosted. If you are boosted, that leads the number two tool in our arsenal, which is masks. Masks work. We have really good evidence now that masks are extremely effective,” Rouhbakhsh said.
Follow the link for the full interview: https://www.wjtv.com/news/local-doctor-talks-safety-precautions-as-coronavirus-cases-rise/