GREAT news backs up what we are seeing clinically in humans; animal models show the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.529 Omicron virus causes weakened infection and disease in mice and hamsters
by Paul Alexander
Diamond et al. show limited weight loss and lower viral burden in the upper and lower respiratory tracts; lung infection, clinical disease, and pathology with omicron also were milder vs other VOC
Yes, it is the animal model but it is the types of data the vaccine developers did not give us before the actual vaccines nor the FDA demanded before EUA…we needed at least 2 years of regulatory data from 2 animal species…so we take it how we get it and the animal model is very useful…
Bottom line, is that COVID is done, omicron is the way out, time to end the vax mandates and all mandates and time to go on with life. It is infectious but non-pathological…this is fantastic news. We will drive more variants if we continue this crazy vaccine that is ineffective and harmful…and can drive a lethal variant to emerge…we have to stop this madness.
…“observed attenuation of infection in 129, C57BL/6, and BALB/c mice as compared with previous SARS-CoV-2 variants, with limited weight loss and lower viral burden in the upper and lower respiratory tracts. Although K18-hACE2 transgenic mice sustained infection in the lungs, these animals did not lose weight. In wild-type and hACE2 transgenic hamsters, lung infection, clinical disease, and pathology with B.1.1.529 also were milder compared to historical isolates or other SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern. Overall, experiments from multiple independent laboratories of the SAVE/NIAID network with several different B.1.1.529 isolates demonstrate attenuated lung disease in rodents, which parallels preliminary human clinical data.”