Why third dose might be needed for Omicron?
A team of researchers from Hong Kong University (HKU) has given an explanation on why the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus transmits faster. They reported that the new variant multiplies 70 times faster in the bronchi than the original SARS-CoV-2 and the Delta virus.
According to the authors, these are the first findings on how the Omicron variant (B11529) infects the respiratory tract. Also, they found that Omicron infection in the lung is significantly lower than the original virus, which may be an indicator of lower disease severity.
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Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)