With a new variant of COVID-19 announced, just like every other time, numerous governments around the world rushed to institute travel bans to South Africa.
Hoping to contain the new Omicron variant, officials have already started to speculate as to how bad this new strain will be.
One official claims that it is three times as contagious as previous strains. But while governments, including the Biden administration, overreact and will most definitely use the new variant to push more outlandish mandates, a South African doctor said that patients with the Omicron variant were only showing mild symptoms that could be treated at home.
Although governments have been known not to heed the advice of experts and doctors, it should be noted that the doctor in question is Dr. Angelique Coetzee. While that name might not sound familiar, she was one of the first doctors to suspect a new variant of COVID-19. She told reporters, “Most of them are seeing very, very mild symptoms, and none of them so far have admitted patients to surgeries. We have been able to treat these patients conservatively at home.”
Also, being part of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Vaccines, Coetzee admitted that while the other variants were causing patients to lose their sense of smell and drop in oxygen levels, the Omicron variant hasn’t shown similar symptoms.
As you can see in the video above, Coetzee details how the variant was first found. She also lists some of the main symptoms they see in the new variant. “The most predominant clinical complaint is severe fatigue for one or two days. With them, the headache and the body aches and pain.”
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