Coronavirus: People with this blood group least vulnerable to COVID-19

Coronavirus: People with this blood group least vulnerable to COVID-19

Past research analyzing a hospital outbreak in Hong Kong suggested that people with Type O blood were less susceptible to (the original, not the pandemic) SARS, which shares ~80 percent of its genetic code with the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.

Researchers of this study found that Covid-19 patients with blood groups A and AB had an increased risk of severe clinical outcomes, compared to patients with blood groups O or B. This suggested that they had greater rates of lung injury from the virus - and dialysis for kidney failure.

In the scientific journal Blood Advances, a special edition of the American Society of Hematology, the results of two new studies were published on October 14 - from specialists from Denmark and from Canada. By and large, 13.5 days in the ICU. There is no evidence to the contrary: none of the blood groups is a sentence for the patient. Infection rates were similar among people with types A, B and AB blood. Further investigations on the mechanism of the different susceptibility to COVID-19 between blood group A and O individuals are needed and regardless of your blood type, you need to follow public health recommendations.

The study also noted that Covid-19 patients of blood group A or AB had a higher risk of requiring mechanical ventilation and longer duration in intensive care, compared to those with blood group O or B. A small handful of other studies have also indicated that people with blood type O appear to be less likely than any other blood type to test positive for Covid-19 and less likely to fall seriously sick. The group analyzed nearly a large portion of 1,000,000 individuals in the Netherlands who were tried for COVID-19 between late February and late July. By contrast, 44.4 percent of type A tested positive, while in the wider Danish population that blood type makes up 42.4%. "Blood bunch O is altogether connected with decreased powerlessness", the creators composed.

Article image Putin proposes one-year extension of New START treaty
Lavrov's pessimistic view contrasted with recent statements from USA diplomats, who said that Moscow and Washington were close to a deal.

The authors observe substantial gender differences in both attitudes and behaviors through a two-wave survey (March and April 2020), with 21,649 respondents in Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the U.S., which is part of the worldwide project REPEAT (REpresentations, PErceptions and ATtitudes on the COVID-19). For such blood type, the risk of developing severe symptoms, including organ failure, is also reduced.

Coronavirus infections have "increased rapidly" in England in recent weeks, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

And in March, an investigation of more than 2,100 coronavirus patients in the Chinese urban areas of Wuhan and Shenzhen likewise found that individuals with Type O blood had a lower danger of disease.

Related Articles