Omicron multiplies 70 times faster than delta (and other worrying findings from a Hong Kong study)

A study by Hong Kong scientists on omicron made relevant discoveries about this variant.

The encouraging conclusion is that the infection in the lungs by omicron it is less violent, and therefore less serious than the original virus and that delta.

However, the concern is that it multiplies 70 times faster than the delta variant in the bronchi.

According to a note posted by Infobae, that would be the reason why said variant it is spreading faster around the world.

These conclusions are part of the first discoveries of a study carried out by the Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong.

The study was based, specifically, in control of the variant during its tour through the respiratory tract.

Although the study is still in its review phase, it also found that “Omicron infection in the lung is significantly less than that of the original SARS-CoV-2, which can be an indicator of a lower severity of the disease “, slogan Infobae.

The authors of this study have been pioneers in the analysis of viral diseases emerging since 2007, for which they directly use lung tissue from patients.

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For it successfully isolated the omicron, delta and original variant of SARS-CoV-2, and they found that the first replicates 70 times faster than the others in 24 hours.

However. By infecting many more people, the virus can become much more serious and infectious, In addition to the fact, it is already proven that omicron could escape the immunity of vaccines.

For these reasons, the study is emphatic in concluding that omicron it is very important as a global threat.

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