The statement was made in light of demographic intricacies like age.
John Jabbour, the representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Egypt, has stated that the nation will likely increase in cases before numbers start to dwindle, but because of demographic intricacies, he asserted that 85% of cases don’t require medication. Simply put, the majority of Egypt’s population are young adults, and because the virus is a bigger threat to senior citizens, most of the infected cases stand a good chance to fight it without medication.
Regardless, Jabbour emphasized the need for mass testing, pointing out that as a result of their lack of treatment, they haven’t gone to the hospital or have been recorded as having the virus. Just because a young and healthy person doesn’t need to be hospitalized, doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be tested and put in isolation so they don’t spread the virus to those who are more vulnerable.