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Study points to Omicron’s higher transmissibility, but lower severity

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A study from the University of Hong Kong Medical School (HKUMed) analyzed the Omicron variant's ability to replicate and pointed out that it may indeed be more transmissible, yet cause less severe infectious conditions. The researchers pointed out that despite its reduced severity, the strain's overall risk is "probably very significant."

To reach their findings, scientists used lung tissue to analyze how the original strain of the novel coronavirus, the Delta, and the Omicron infect the human respiratory tract. The research is still undergoing peer review before being published in a scientific journal, the . . .

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