Criticized this January 12 on Twitter for being a “anti-Véran activist“, Gérald Kierzek responded to this attack. The opportunity for the emergency doctor to once again defend his positions on the Omicron variant.
After entering his Twitter account on January 11, in order to broadcast videos in which he informed his subscribers that the Omicron variant would not be “than a simple cold”, Gérald Kierzek has been the victim of numerous criticisms on the Web. Starting with that of the political journalist Dominique de Montvalon who, on January 12, indicated that the emergency doctor would have become an anti-Véran activist.
“Dr Kierzek has until now been a valued, listened to, respected consultant, but what happened? Here he is who, becoming commonplace, is now become an anti-Véran militant“, can we read. A remark which did not go unnoticed in the eyes of the main interested party who was then justified.”Always factual: omicron is benign, the hospital crisis is structural, we must treat everyone without discrimination (ethics)”, Then retorted the medical director. Because like his colleague Martin Blachier, the health professional is not alarmist about the strong contamination of the Omicron variant and wants to be reassuring.
A benign variant?
“It is said a lot that Omicron is less serious and it is true. There are cases of contamination, but when these are fairly simple symptoms and there are no hospitalizations, that’s the main thing.“, he explained in his video, before continuing on the subject of the symptoms:”So what are its symptoms? It is a variant which mainly attacks the ENT sphere, that is to say that it will attack the nose, the throat. You will sneeze, have a headache, get tired, possibly have a fever, but it remains mainly localized at the level of the head and it does not go down to the lungs. ”
However, even if the news seems to be reassuring, Gérald Kierzek nevertheless considered that “does not mean that there are no forms that can be serious, especially in patients who are very fragile or very old”.
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