The South African doctor who first discovered the Omicron variant says she was pressured by European governments to not reveal that it was mild.
Angelique Coetzee let slip the bombshell revelation during an interview with Germany’s Welt.
“I was told not to state publicly that it was a mild illness. I have been asked to refrain from making such statements and to say that it is a serious illness. I declined,” she said.
Coetzee explained how under the World Health Organization’s own definition, the strain perfectly fitted the bill for a mild variant.