Scientists Find Links Between Covid-19 and Blood Types

  • AUTHOR: isbah
  • POSTED ON: June 24, 2020

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


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

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 June 24, 2020
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