Patients with the new terrifying Ómicron mutant “experience unusual symptoms”, according to a South African doctor, who was the first to discover it and knew its most important characteristics, so she rushed and sounded the global alarm before it escalated and spread further.
Dr. Angelique Coetzee, who has been practicing her medical work for 30 years, runs a private clinic in Pretoria, the administrative capital of South Africa, where she chairs the “Medical Society”. In early November, a number of “strange symptoms” appeared on patients with the emerging corona, who are 4 members of one family.
Experts still don’t know how dangerous it is
She said that the known symptoms of “Corona” did not appear on any of them, the most important of which is the loss of the sense of smell and taste, “and in return, each of them felt very tired for a day or two, in addition to muscle pain and dry cough, with an itchy throat, while only a few suffered from a moderate fever. According to what was reported yesterday by the British newspaper “The Telegraph”.
And the first thing that the doctor did, who stated that the new symptoms that she had noticed were “mild” and that all the patients she was treating had recovered well, was that on November 18, she reported her findings to the “Vaccine Advisory Board” in South Africa, which in turn quickly And he informed the local authorities that alerted the “World Health Organization” and others, so yesterday, Saturday, the United States praised South African scientists for “rapidly reporting the new mutant, and sharing this information with the world,” in a slap at China’s handling of the original outbreak of the emerging “Corona” virus, according to what broadcast by agencies.
However, “Omicron” has spread in the United States, Britain, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic, Belgium, the Netherlands, Botswana, Israel, Hong Kong and Australia, and the “World Health” described it as worrying, and more contagious than the previous variables, knowing that experts are still completely ignorant of its seriousness, knowing that it It contains 32 mutations in the part of the virus to which the available vaccines are directed, “which makes them ineffective against it,” according to what Dr. David Hu, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Columbia University, told him, and 20 of his patients tested positive for the new mutation, “most of whom are healthy and feeling men.” Very tired, and almost half of them did not receive any vaccine,” he said.