Omicron Doesn’t Attack Lungs Like Other Variants, Report Suggests
A slew of new studies indicate that the new COVID-19 variant Omicron is milder than other strains and doesn’t attack lungs as viciously as other variants, according to a new report.
“In studies on mice and hamsters, Omicron produced less damaging infections, often limited largely to the upper airway: the nose, throat and windpipe,” The New York Times reported on Friday. “The variant did much less harm to the lungs, where previous variants would often cause scarring and serious breathing difficulty.”
“It’s fair to say that the idea of a disease that...