Fact check: The theory that SARS-CoV-2 is becoming milder

Posted by on January 14, 2022 1:22 pm
Categories: US National Stories

This colorized transmission electron micrograph image shows SARS-CoV-2,  the virus that causes COVID-19. This specimen was isolated from a patient in the U.S. Particles of the virus (yellow) are emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab (pink). The spikes on the outer edge of the virus particles give coronaviruses their name: Corona is Latin for "crown."

A look at the data that omicron is less severe. What does that mean for the future of SARS-CoV-2 — and the pandemic?

(Image credit: Science Source)

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