Chinese research about coronavirus: Blood type A most risky, lowest risk for blood type OChristian Fernsby ▼ | March 18, 2020
The risk of contracting coronavirus is significantly higher for people with blood type A while the risk is lower for individuals with blood type O, according to a study conducted by Chinese researchers.
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A Meta-analysis of the pooled data showed that among the COVID-19 patients, the proportion of blood group A was significantly higher while the proportion of blood group O was significantly lower. This finding has made the researchers infer that blood type A is more vulnerable to COVID-19.
The study, which is preliminary, appears in Medrxiv.org, a server for health science preprints. ■