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OPINION|| The World Has Every Right To Panic Over South Africa's Omricon Strain

As everyone probably knows by now, the world is currently at war with the covid-19 virus that's threatening the existence of humankind. 

South Africa on the other hand, is dealing with the original virus from China plus another new strain called omricon that's suspected to be more deadlier, it's really bad and everyone is panicking. 

Now the 100 thousand trillion rand question, "is the panic over the omricon strain justified?" 

Well to start with, nobody has determined for certain if omicron is more contagious than the other 32 Delta mutations, whether it makes people sicker, whether it is more pathogenistic and whether it is the most impervious to vaccine immunity and therefore requires a booster.  

It was discovered only 4 days ago, but already the questions "if" are assumed to be affirmative until the contrary is proved. The unvaxxed 35 million are being blamed as if they carry the contagion by choice. 

One would have thought that panic is the wrong way of dealing with a problem. It leads to wrong diagnosis and inappropriate decisions. One can breathe a cautious sigh of relief that the government hasn't reacted with matching draconian policy.

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DailyMaverick 

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-11-28-the-omicron-variant-what-now-for-south-africa/

skynews

https://news.sky.com/video/covid-19-what-is-the-omicron-variant-video-12481293

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