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People with blood type O may have lower risk of COVID-19 infection based on two new studies


People with blood type O may be less infected to COVID-19 and have a reduced likelihood of getting severely ill, according to two new published studies.

The research provides further evidence that blood type may play a role in a person's susceptibility to infection. The global biomedical research community is working urgently to identify coronavirus risk factors and potential therapeutic targets. 

The potential role of blood type in predicting risk and complications of COVID-19 infection has emerged as an important scientific question.

Blood type O may offer some protection against COVID-19 infection, according to the study . 

Researchers compared Danish health data from more than 473,000 individuals tested for COVID-19 to data from a control group of more than 2.2 million people from the general population. 

Among the COVID-19 positive, they found fewer people with blood type O and more people with A, B, and AB types.

“It is very important to consider the proper control group because blood type prevalence may vary considerably in different ethnic groups and different countries,” said study author Torben Barington, MD, of Odense University Hospital and the University of Southern Denmark.

Meanwhile, more experts suggests more reaseach to the study.


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