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A new study: blood type does not affect the risk of acute coronavirus infection



A new study found that a person's blood type does not affect the risk of contracting an acute corona virus or hospitalization due to infection, and previous studies indicated that people with type A blood are more susceptible to infection with the Corona virus, and to determine whether this is true, American doctors analyzed Health records of more than 100,000 people tested for Coronavirus throughout the US states of Utah, Idaho and Nevada between March and November 2020.


According to the British newspaper, "Daily Mail", reference analyzes of Corona virus cases with blood groups revealed that there is no correlation between the two.



Previous studies had found that people with type A blood were more susceptible to infection with the virus, as previous studies assumed that people with type A had more receptors that the virus could bind to, making them more susceptible to infection with corona, but Dr. Geoffrey Anderson, From the Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, I conducted the most comprehensive and controlled analysis to date.


And the study authors wrote in their paper published in the JAMA Network Open: With contradictory reports from China, Europe, Boston, New York and elsewhere, we began to study large potential evidence that included more than 11,000 individuals newly infected with the Coronavirus, and we did not find any relationship between blood types with the possibility of infection. Disease or severity. "


Researchers cannot explain why previous studies reached different conclusions, but they cite many factors that may have led to previous findings.


However, the study found that although blood type does not do this, there are other factors that do increase the risk of infection with the Corona virus, and risk factors for infection with the virus include chronic disease people and men, the elderly and people with dark skin.

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