Report: Scientist Discover One Blood-type Maybe More Susceptible To Coronavirus
In a study that is being released, it was found that people with Type A blood are more likely to catch the coronavirus than people will Type O.
The study came out of Wuhan, China – where the virus originated – and it also found that those with Type A blood were more like to die from the COVID-19. the report was published on Medrxiv.org and it compared the blood types of the 2,173 confirmed cases in Wuhan and Shenzhen to the more than 3,694 healthy residents in the Wuhan area.
According to the report in the general population Type O Blood (34%) is more common than A (32%). However, among patients that contracted the Wuhan virus Type O only accounted for just 25% whereas Type A made up 41% of patients.
Of those Type O patients, only 25% died, according to the study Type O people makeup 32% of the people in Wuhan.
Other academies are looking into this report as researchers are trying to learn as much as they can about the virus as quickly as possible.
According to the report:
Researchers in China assessed 2,173 people who had been diagnosed with the coronavirus, including 206 people who died after contracting the virus, from three hospitals in Hubei.
Academics compared the data of the infected Wuhan patients with 3,694 non-infected people in the same region.
Of the 206 patients in the study who died, 85 had type A blood, equivalent to 41 per cent of all deaths.
In the healthy Wuhan population, a city of 11 million people, 34 per cent of people are type A.
In the study cohort, 52 of the people who died were type O, making up a quarter of all deaths. Under normal conditions just 32 per cent of people are type O.
The figures for all infections, not just deaths, are 26 per cent and 38 per cent for type O and type A, respectively.
Researchers are working on growing the sample size in the study and also don’t want people with Type A to panic.
“If you are type A, there is no need to panic. It does not mean you will be infected 100 percent,” Gao Yingdai, a researcher in the city of Tianjin, told the outlet. “If you are type O, it does not mean you are absolutely safe, either. You still need to wash your hands and follow the guidelines issued by authorities.”