New York , The world’s fastest-spreading OMICRON variant does not target the lungs as much, making it less lethal. This information has been given in the media citing recent researches.
The newspaper New York Times was quoted as saying that research studies done on rats and other small creatures hamsters showed that this variant causes less damage to the lungs and its effect is mostly in the nose, throat and windpipe.
Earlier corona virus badly affected the process of breathing by creating wounds in the lungs and this ended their ability to contract and spread.
The newspaper The Israel Times quoted the New York Times as saying that it would be quite correct to say that Omicron is causing upper respiratory tract infection. And it is less lethal than the earlier variants.
Biologist Ronald Iles of the Berlin Institute of Health said that this variant affects the respiratory tract of the infected organism.
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One study also found that OMICRON levels in the lungs accounted for one-tenth of the total infection load or were found to be significantly lower than other variants.
It is worth noting that earlier in many other research it was said that Omicron is not as lethal as compared to the delta virus of Corona and there is evidence for this.
OMICRON was first detected in South Africa and Botswana in the last month of November and gradually spread to South Africa with 26,000 cases reported daily by mid-December.
According to the World Health Organization, this virus is currently present in more than 100 countries of the world and it can also infect people who have received both the corona vaccines or previously had corona infection.
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It has also been found that the rate of hospitalization has not been seen in people due to its infection, but still people have been advised to be careful.
At present, the cases of OMICRON in India have increased to 1,431.