South African doctor who discovered Omicron: “European politicians wanted me to say this is a serious, serious, serious disease”

"At some point, I said that in South Africa, Omicron is a mild disease. But it is a serious, serious, serious illness in Europe because politicians wanted me to say it."

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Angelique Coetzee, president of the South African Medical Association and the doctor who discovered Omicron, said in an interview with the Austrian television station Servus TV, "I was put under a lot of pressure by politicians from Europe, but also by other scientists: Please don't go out and say it's a mild disease."

Her answer to that question all along was, "Then what is it? Look at the WHO definition of what a mild disease is, and if you don't like it, then you have to change the definition."

At some point I . . .

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