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Omicron found to grow 70 times faster than Delta in bronchial tissue

Study of tubes between windpipe and lungs could help explain Covid variant’s rapid transmission * Coronavirus – latest updates The Omicron Covid variant has been found to multiply about 70 times quicker than the original and Delta versions of coronavirus in tissue samples taken from the bronchus, the main tubes from the windpipe to the lungs, in laboratory experiments that could help explain its rapid transmission. The study, by a team from the University of Hong Kong, also found that the new variant grew 10 times slower in lung tissue, which the authors said could be an indicator of lower disease severity. Continue reading...

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