Scientists have assessed the effect of “omicron” on the lungs

Scientists Suggest Omicron Spreads Slower in Lungs than Other Coronavirus Strains. Electron micrograph of a monkey kidney cell (Vero E6) after infection with a variant of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron virus

Radio Sputnik. Scientists have suggested that the omicron strain of coronavirus spreads more slowly than other types of infection in the lungs, according to The New York Times.

This is evidenced by studies conducted by American and Japanese scientists. They infected hamsters and rats with different strains of SARS-CoV-2.

Rodents infected with omicron had the least amount of airway damage.

Similar results were obtained by specialists from the University of Hong Kong. They experimented with the tissues of the human body. In 12 samples taken in the respiratory tract, the omicron spread more slowly than the delta, writes Gazeta.ru.

Earlier, Sputnik radio said when, according to the virologist, the “turning point” in the fight against COVID-19 will come.

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