The following article was first published by Agence France-Presse and republished on January 13, 2022, by ABS CBN News.
The article reports on a recent statement made by World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus who said, “While omicron causes less severe disease than delta, it remains a dangerous virus, particularly for those who are unvaccinated”. He adds, “In Africa, over 85 percent of people are yet to receive a single dose of vaccine. We can’t end the acute phase of the pandemic unless we close this gap.”
Editor’s Note: Meanwhile, doctors in South Africa, some of the first individuals to have dealt with Omicron says differently. Dr. Angelique Coetzee, chair of the South African Medical Association, and is one of the first to flag the variant, has repeatedly said that the variant only causes mild disease [see Omicron Variant have “Extremely Mild” Symptoms, Says Doctor Who First Reported It].
In an interview with Leading Britain’s Conversation, Dr. Coetzee said, “We’re not saying that there will not be sick patients, that’s not what we are saying. We’re saying the majority is mild. There’s no need to do, not to hospitalize any of these cases…In these patients, recovery would be about five days, whether you are a child, whether you are 80 years of age, whether you’ve been vaccinated, whether you’ve not been vaccinated, whether you’ve suffered from mild disease, and have other comorbidities. This is what we see. This is real life. This is the real experience that we are having” [Read Dr. Angelique Coetzee: “There is No Reason Why You Can’t Trust Us When We Say to You it’s Mild Disease!”].
Dr. Coetzee’s assertions has been confirmed by several studies from various countries.efn_note]https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/587864-study-suggests-omicron-symptoms-more-mild-due-to-less-lung-damage, https://www.forbesindia.com/article/global-news/omicron-infections-seem-to-be-milder-three-research-teams-report/72431/1[/efn_note]
So the question now is: why is the WHO lying? For a “health” organization, the WHO sure loves keeping countries in constant crisis mode. We wonder why that is? Could it be because they do not want people to acquire natural immunity through Omicron? [Read Omicron makes vaccine mandates obsolete, Mainstream media: Omicron will give most people potent and durable protections against COVID to understand more].
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