Iversen: Omicron Hype ‘Makes No Sense’ • Children’s Health Defense

“Doctors treating Omicron patients in South Africa [are] saying the variant presents with such mild symptoms that the hype makes no sense,” said Iversen. South African Health Minister Joe Phaahla accused countries that enacted travel bans and closed borders of “knee jerk reactions.” The chairwoman of the African Medical Association, which is currently monitoring patients who have the Omicron variant, said the variant “presents very mild disease … with no prominent symptoms” other than a “slight cough.”

While it’s true the continent has some of the lowest vaccination rates in the While it’s true the continent has some of the lowest vaccination rates in the world, with only 6% fully vaccinated, the World Health Organization has consistently described Africa as “one of the least-affected regions in the world” in its weekly pandemic reports.

“[The South African Government] said there was too much hesitancy in the adult population and they had an overabundance of shots,” Iversen reported.

South Africa isn’t the only African country unwilling to take the COVID vaccine.

Iversen: Omicron Hype ‘Makes No Sense’ • Children’s Health Defense