INTERVIEW | Prevent severity of Omicron with maximum vaccination cover: Senior South African doctor

INTERVIEW | Prevent severity of Omicron with maximum vaccination cover: Senior South African doctor

Listen to this article: One of South Africa’s most highly regarded Professors of Vaccinology has said “it would be extremely surprising if India does any worse” than South Africa under the impact of Omicron. Aadding that there are, in fact, good reasons why India’s experience of Omicron could be better i.e. less severe, Professor Shabir Madhi, who is Professor of Vaccinology and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Witwatersrand University, also gave a series of very reassuring details about South Africa’s experience of Omicron infections, the mildness of the disease, the impact on hospitalisation and deaths that clearly suggest its very different to Beta and Delta. As he put it “it’s completely worlds apart”. In a 28-minute interview to Karan Thapar for The Wire, Madhi first confirmed that …
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