BOSTON (CBS) – While the Omicron variant is significantly more contagious than earlier variants, it can cause less damage to the lungs.
COVID-19 symptoms typically begin in the upper respiratory tract with a runny nose and sore throat. In some people, the virus attacks the lower respiratory tract, causing pneumonia and pneumonia.
But researchers at the University of Hong Kong found that while the Omicron variant replicates 70 times faster than the Delta variant, it ineffective at regeneration, especially in lung tissue.
This finding is consistent with much evidence that people infected with the Omicron variant need less hospitalization or ventilator support than those infected with the Delta variant.
https://boston.cbslocal.com/2022/02/03/covid-omicron-variant-lung-damage-delta/ Omicron COVID variant may cause less lung damage than Delta, say researchers – CBS Boston