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Dr. Harim Said he is worried about the new variant in South Africa.

Salim Safurdeen Abdool Karim FRSSAf FRS is a South African Public Health Medicine Specialist, epidemiologist and infectious diseases specialist and Vice President of the International Science Council.

Prof. Harim Said he's worried about the new variant in South Africa he told CNN during an interview. South Africa is now experiencing a new covid 29 variant called the "Omicrom" which is the fifteenth letter of Greek. This new variant was discovered only in South Africa and Belgium, which led to South Africa moving to level 1 lockdown and being banned from traveling to the United States. Ramaphosa during the speech encouraged countries that banned South Africa from traveling to their countries not to ban them to so because it will worsening the economy of South Africa which was still recovering.

Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation yesterday encouraging people to vaccinate he said that, " Tonight, I would like to call on every person who has not been vaccinated to go to their nearest vaccination station without delay. If there is someone in your family or among your friends who is not vaccinated, I call on you to encourage them to get vaccinated".

Ramaphosa also revealed that the vaccine mandatory is still on cards meaning they are still discussing it whether vaccine should be mandatory or not here in South Africa.


Also Prof. Harim was also labeled as "Fauci of South Africa" by the CNN media whereby some people thought it was disrespectful.An image of US news agency CNN purportedly referring to South African epidemiologist, Professor Salim Abdool Karim, as the “Fauci of Africa” has caused quite a stir on social media.

Karim discussed the Omicron variant with CNN’s Becky Anderson and said scientists had been expecting new variants, but some questions remain unanswered at this stage.

And while the Omicron variant has mutations common with the four previous variants, it also has “many more mutations, new mutations that we know very little about”.

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