“A little over a week after it became world famous, thanks to researchers from Massachusetts we know more about the Omicron variant. The new variant that has perhaps unfairly terrorized the world has acquired a ‘piece’ of the virus. common cold. This explains why it would give milder clinical pictures, compared to the Delta, very similar to a cold “. This was highlighted by Matteo Bassetti, director of the Infectious Diseases Clinic at the Policlinico San Martino hospital in Genoa, reporting and commenting on an international study still in preprint on Facebook. Read also According to the results obtained by the researchers, explains Bassetti, “Thanks to this addition of genetic material of the cold virus, Omicron is more ‘human’ and less animal than the initial SarsCoV2. This is why it escapes our immune system more easily than it does. recognizes it as totally foreign. This is a very interesting research which, if confirmed, would show for the first time – underlines the infectious disease specialist – 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 Omicron will supplant the Delta and the other previous variants. It may even be more contagious, but if it looks so much like a cold… “.