S.African doctor says patients with Omicron variant have “very mild” symptoms

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By Promit Mukherjee JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) -A South African doctor who was one of the first to suspect a different coronavirus strain among patients said on Sunday that symptoms of the Omicron variant were so far mild and could be treated at home. Dr. Angelique Coetzee, a private practitioner and chair of South African Medical Association, told Reuters that on Nov. 18 she noticed seven patients at her clinic who had symptoms different from the dominant Delta variant, albeit “very mild”. Now designated Omicron by the World Health Organization, the variant was detected and announced by South Afr…

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