06 December, 2021

WHO Wants Panic, but Data Doesn’t Justify It

WHO: Omicron Variant Poses ‘Very High’ Global Risk | The Daily Wire

“The overall global risk related to the new variant … is assessed as very high,” WHO said, adding that Omicron “has an unprecedented number of spike mutations, some of which are concerning for their potential impact on the trajectory of the pandemic.”

Oh noes. Sounds awful.

“It presents mild disease with symptoms being sore muscles and tiredness for a day or two not feeling well,” Coetzee told the Telegraph. “So far, we have detected that those infected do not suffer the loss of taste or smell. They might have a slight cough. There are no prominent symptoms. Of those infected some are currently being treated at home.”

She detailed one case of a 6-year-old girl who had “a temperature and a very high pulse rate, and I wondered if I should admit her. But when I followed up two days later, she was so much better.”

Well, it’s early yet. It may turn out to be awful. Or it may not, and WHO may change their tune. We shall see.

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