Barry Schoub, an expert from South Africa, says it is “logical” that the prevalence of HIV in the region is linked to the emergence of the new variant of the coronavirus. Speaking to Sky News, Prof Schoub also emphasises the links to unvaccinated people.
The mutation of the Omicron variant could be down to “reservoirs” of the virus lurking in the unvaccinated and immunosuppressed.
Barry Schoub, the chair of South Africa’s ministerial advisory committee on COVID vaccines added it would be “logical” that the high prevalence of HIV in southern Africa had an impact.
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