Bassetti: “The Omicron variant may have weakened SarsCov2 by acquiring a piece of the cold virus”

Bassetti: “The Omicron variant may have weakened SarsCov2 by acquiring a piece of the cold virus”
Bassetti: “The Omicron variant may have weakened SarsCov2 by acquiring a piece of the cold virus”

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The infectious disease specialist comments on the results, still to be confirmed, of a research conducted in the United States

Genoa – “After a little over a week since it became famous all over the world, thanks to researchers from Massachusetts we know something more about the omicron variant. The new variant that perhaps unjustly terrorized the world, acquired a ‘piece’ of the common cold virus. This explains why it would give milder clinical pictures, compared to Delta, very similar to a cold. “Infectious disease specialist Matteo Bassetti writes on his Facebook page.

“Omicron with this addition of cold virus genetic material is more ‘human’ and less animal than the initial SarsCoV2. This is why it escapes our immune system more easily who does not recognize it as totally extraneous – he adds -. This is a very interesting research which, if confirmed, would prove for the first time that the Covid virus is spontaneously weakening losing its initial strength to cause serious illness. At this point it is almost to be hoped that the omicron will supplant the Delta and the other previous variants. It may also be more contagious, but if it looks so much like a cold… “.

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Bassetti Omicron variant weakened SarsCov2 acquiring piece cold virus

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