The South African Medical Association debunked the hysteria over the Omicron COVID variant on Saturday.
Angelique Coetzee, the chairwoman of the South African Medical Association who first raised the alarm of the new COVID variant, gave an interesting update and now says the new variant known as the ‘Omicron’ causes “unusual but mild symptoms.”
Dr. Coetzee also told the Telegraph that about two dozen of her patients tested for the ‘Omicron’ variant, they were mostly healthy men who turned up just “feeling so tired”.
Dr. Coetzee disagrees with other countries that ban flight from Africa saying it is ‘premature because there is not enough information on how dangerous it is,’ per Sputnik.
The official noted that hospitals are not yet swamped and overwhelmed with this new COVID variant.
The World Health Organization (WHO) representative in Russia, Melita Vujnovic, said on Saturday that there’s no reason to panic regarding the new COVID variant.