A Danish research study revealed that people had blood type THE They may be less likely to be infected with the Coronavirus, and scientists have emphasized that their risk of serious complications such as organ failure and even death is also reduced.
According to a report by the British newspaper Daily Mail, Danish researchers used data from 473,000 individuals who had been tested for Covid-19 against a control group of more than 2.2 million people from the general population, and among those who had tested positive for the virus, they found fewer people infected. With blood type O And more people with types A, B, and AB.
The results of a second study also indicated that individuals had a blood type A And FROM Just under 45% of the UK and US population are at increased risk of developing severe symptoms and complications such as the need for ventilation.
The results are based on a growing body of research indicating a link between blood type and the risk of infection with the Coronavirus, in addition to the apparent protective effect of blood type O. About half of people in the United Kingdom and the United States have blood type O.
People with severe coronavirus and the blood-coding genes were of the same type A 50% more likely to be given oxygen support or a respirator, compared to those with other blood types.
Lead author of the first study, Dr Turpin Barrington, of the Danish Odense University Hospital, said, “It is very important to consider an appropriate control group because the prevalence of blood type may vary widely in different ethnic groups and different countries..”
His team tested 196,252 people for the blood type THE And 277,402 people of the species A or B or FROM, And 38% of people who tested positive for HIV were Covid-19 They have blood type THE , 62% had type blood A or B or FROMIn these last three groups, infection rates were similar at around 1.6%, compared to 1.4% for those with blood type THE.