June 21, 2024

Interferon answer: Where there is a weak point in Omicron

Interferon answer: Where there is a weak point in Omicron

Mild courses of infection in the omicron variant may also be due to a special weakness of the virus: unlike the previous variants, the omicron reacts sensitively to the cell’s defense mechanism, the so-called interferon response. This arises from experiments on cell cultures, in which a group of scientists compared infection to omicron and delta variables.