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Jan 5, 2022

Kareem Musa Details His Family’s Bout with COVID-19

Home Affairs Minister Kareem Musa, his wife Carla, and the couple’s eleven-year-old son, contracted COVID-19 during the Christmas holidays. The family was pretty much quarantined for the better part of fourteen days.  While both parents are fully vaccinated, the minor is at the moment ineligible to receive his shots.  When he came down with the illness, he had to suffer through three days of high fever before he started to feel better.  According to Musa, all indications were that they had been infected with Omicron.


Kareem Musa

Kareem Musa, Minister of Home Affairs

“Myself and my wife, we managed fine, a little body aches and fatigue.  I slept a lot over the holidays, but my son who is unvaccinated, he is eleven years old and so he doesn’t qualify for the vaccine as yet, so he had three days where he had very high fever.  So my wife and I had to take care of him over that three-day period.  So I think that was more the concern for us over the holidays, not necessarily what we were going through but rather how it is affecting children now.  I think we have to be very mindful that the Omicron will affect the unvaccinated, as well as very young children.  I think that’s what the science is saying, so I want to urge everyone who has not gotten vaccinated, please do and especially those who have gotten vaccinated, to go in for your booster as well, because I could say I’ve had my booster and it certainly helped me, in my opinion, a lot in dealing with this particular variant.”



“Do you believe you had Omicron?”


Kareem Musa

“I suspect I did, yes.  Based on the types of symptoms I had and that I explained to the doctor, I didn‘t lose my sense of taste or smell.  I didn‘t have a bad cough or anything like that.  It was just body aches and fatigue, they said that more than likely it was Omicron, especially the very short period in which I was affected.”

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