Two new studies from South Africa found that the country has a lower hospitalization rate for Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) infections caused by the post-vaccine omicron variant. High levels of natural immunity among South Africans stemming from prior COVID-19 infections is likely a contributing factor to this.
Since the appearance of the post-vaccine omicron variant, mainstream media outlets have tried to speculate regarding the variant’s virulence and deadliness. They repeatedly ignored South African health authorities, including Health Minister Joe Phaahla, who said that hospitalizations caused by omicron are “relatively low” and that the world has nothing to worry about.
According to data from South African health authorities, COVID-19 cases in South Africa have skyrocketed in recent weeks, in line with the emergence of the post-vaccine omicron variant. But what has puzzled scientists studying the data is that the country’s hospitalization rate has risen at a significantly slower pace compared to previous waves. (Related: Omicron could actually be the SOLUTION to the entire covid plandemic.)South African studies reveal high levels of natural immunity is the best defense against omicron – Dr. Eddy Bettermann MD