The latest data out of South Africa looks to be very good news in regards to the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Despite a month of hysterics from mostly Western leaders, it appears the initial evidence that Omicron is mild is playing out over time.
South Africa, despite being in the midst of its Omicron wave, is reporting lowering hospitalization rates. Worldwide deaths due to the variant also remain extremely low.
This per the New York Post.
The South African health minister delivered some encouraging news Friday about the rapidly spreading Omicron variant, citing a much lower rate of hospitalizations amid a milder form of the illness.
Only 1.7 percent of COVID-19 patients were admitted in the second week of infections during the fourth wave of the pandemic, compared to 19 percent in the same week of the third Delta-driven wave, Joe Phaahla told reporters, Bloomberg News reported…
…“We believe that it might not necessarily just be that Omicron is less virulent, but … coverage of vaccination [and] … natural immunity of people who have already had contact with the virus is also adding to the protection,” Phaahla said, according to Reuters.
This is excellent news for those who don’t rely on COVID-19 to maintain their notoriety, financial gains, and power. And while South Africa’s health minister is also crediting vaccinations, the country has only administered enough doses to fully vaccine 23% of the population. In other words, South Africa is far worse off than the “unvaccinated” areas in the United States that politicians are constantly preaching doom about.