Scientists Find Links Between Covid-19 and Blood Types

  • AUTHOR: ISABEL RONAN
  • POSTED ON: 24/Jun/2020
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According to a new study conducted by a team of European scientists, a person’s vulnerability to get coronavirus might depend on blood types and their DNA.

 

The research has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine and its analysis explains why some people exhibit more severe symptoms while others barely even get the flu.

Source: Medical Net

The researchers say those people who have type A blood group might be more prone to acquiring the Covid-19 as they show severe symptoms compared to other blood types. Meanwhile, the people with the lowest risk of exhibiting symptoms are those with type O blood.

 

Now it is not a given that if you have a specific type of blood, you will definitely fall into the category sorted by the scientists but the research has set some genetic variations common in patients who were extremely sick. So while the blood type might be a reason for the symptoms, the severity of the cases could very well be due to the weak immune system.

Source: Business Insider

The difference noted by the scientists might not be effective in the prevention but as far as vaccines and other medicines are concerned, they could be altered accordingly for the people with genetic modification.

  

Updated 2020-06-24 at 16:18:59

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