Prof appeals to world to support, not isolate SA for raising alarm on new Covid variant

University of KwaZulu-Natal geneticist professor Tulio de Oliveira has appealed to the world not to isolate SA and the continent for raising the alarm on a new Covid-19 variant.

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2021-11-27 09:57:00 PM

University of KwaZulu-Natal geneticist professor Tulio de Oliveira has appealed to the world not to isolate SA and the continent for raising the alarm on a new Covid19 variant. 4thWave

University of KwaZulu-Natal geneticist professor Tulio de Oliveira has appealed to the world not to isolate SA and the continent for raising the alarm on a new Covid-19 variant.

Image:Sunday TimesUniversity of KwaZulu-Natal geneticist professor Tulio de Oliveira has appealed, in a series of tweets, to the world not to isolate SA and the continent for raising the alarm about a worrying new Covid-19 variant.De Oliveira, director of the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (Krisp), also appealed to global financial organisations and billionaires, including Elon Musk, to “support the poor population and governments in SA and Africa to control and extinguish variants”.

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A post shared by World Health Organization (@who)The national coronavirus command council will meet at the weekend to discuss whether the Covid-19 lockdown should be intensified after the discovery of the new variant. The variant, initially known as B.1.1.529, has also been found in Botswana and Hong Kong.

Britain has already announced it would temporarily ban flights from SA and five other countries from 2pm (SA time) on Friday and that returning British travellers from those destinations would have to quarantine.Busy day on B.1.1.529 - a variant of great concern - The world should provide support to South Africa and Africa and not discriminate or isolate it! By protecting and supporting it, we will protect the world! A plea for billionaires and financial institutions. 1/8 tweets headtopics.com

— Tulio de Oliveira (@Tuliodna)November 25, 2021“We have been very transparent with scientific information. We identified, made data public, and raised the alarm as the infections are increasing. We did this to protect our country and the world in spite of potentially suffering massive discrimination,” De Oliveira wrote.

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“This new variant is really worrisome at the mutational level. SA and Africa will need support (financial, public health, scientific) to control it so it does not spread in the world. Our poor and deprived population cannot be in lockdown without financial support.”

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It's like after gaslighting inferno now telling people not to isolate u 😫 why are all these professors and experts all foreigners 🤷🏾‍♂️ Too late most European countries have already banned travellers from SA. This the results of ukuphapha, beloying the wistle on variants while others are quiet. But its popping up in their countries now? What's the point of isolating ZAR?

4thWave can someone truly explain this plague to us... Been almost 3 years and I did not get covid yet... Not even flu.. What happened to all other deseases? If anything the GovernmentZA must protect our Scientists ka di bunu! We can't lose these brains! But ke, which Government am I pleading with here 🙄

We're also appealing to the health scientists to stop these Corona tests ,.. we have vaccinated because you told us we need not to worry about Corona anymore. Stop the tests.

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Prof appeals to world to support, not isolate SA for raising alarm on new Covid variantUniversity of KwaZulu-Natal geneticist professor Tulio de Oliveira has appealed to the world not to isolate SA and the continent for raising the alarm on a new Covid-19 variant. He also wrote to every organization publicly and told them we are poor destitute people and need money And there the real reason for what he did to beg for money and his new variant from last month has died already, who have him the right to beg for money for us, I want to see who appointed him as our spokes person

Prof appeals to world to support, not isolate SA for raising alarm on new Covid variantUniversity of KwaZulu-Natal geneticist professor Tulio de Oliveira has appealed to the world not to isolate SA and the continent for raising the alarm on a new Covid19 variant. 4thWave next time dont tell anyone about any new variant. Let each nation find out for themselves. if u tell, u get punished for being honest and transparent With the info you gave what are they supposed to do? Another one trying to make a name.

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