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Monday, January 17, 2022

Dr Angelique Coetzee talks about how she first spotted the Omicron variant, how it has replaced Delta in South Africa and more. "... if you look at the definition, less than one per cent are getting severe illness. Majority of patients in primary healthcare are adhering to the definition of mild illness. If you’re unvaccinated, if you have comorbidities, then any viral infection might lead to severe illness and that severe illness would be pneumonia. That’s what we have seen with Omicron. What I can advise you is that do not look at your positivity rate or your daily cases. You need to look at how many people are admitted in the ICU and what are your death rates for patients admitted specifically for Covid-19."