Dr. Yaw Bediako, an experienced immunologist has opined that COVID is real and must be prioritized on an investment level by the government.
Immunologist Dr. Bediako in a zoom interview with Joy News’ A.M. SHOW which was monitored by thepunchghana.com, gave a candid opinion on the rising cases of COVID in the country and the world at large. COVID deaths have moved from 0 to 533 in less than a year.
Dr. Bediako said that “government must invest in research to be able to help curb the spread of not only COVID-19 but other diseases as well”.
Several citizens and health experts have called for the same action to be performed by the government because as a nation, we cannot always rely on foreigners to invest into research and development and find qualitative solutions to problems.
On the same program, another interviewee Mr. Joe Jackson (Chief Operations Officer at Dalex Finance) opined that “COVID-19 is real and I have had to deal with the disease in the toughest way possible.”
He urged Ghanaians to prioritize the services of dieticians and nutritionists to be able to maintain normal weight. This was because individuals who are overweight or clinically obese stand a huge chance of not only being infected with the disease but can die as a result of their weight.
As an experienced immunologist at West African Center for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP), Dr. Bediako further reiterated that wearing masks is great and has lessened the number of cases the country could have recorded. But this should in no way be the primary way of dealing with the pandemic. Social distancing protocols must be strictly adhered to and if possible all public gatherings should be banned to limit the number of people who can meet at a place at a particular point in time.
Corona Virus is real and has taken the lives of several people. Wear a mask, adhere to the protocols by standing a metre away from your friends, acquaintances and family when having a discussion and wash your hands thoroughly after every outing.
With over 2 million deaths, your taking precaution can go a long way to save the lives of thousands if not millions of people.