Your blood type might be cause of severe respiratory illness during Covid

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Your blood type might be cause of severe respiratory illness during Covid
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According to a new study published in medRxiv, people with Type A blood who have Covid-19 are linked with having a 50% higher chance of ending up on oxygen or a ventilator. The study, published on medRxiv, is yet to be peer reviewed.

The researchers carried out a genome-wide association analysis to determine what genes were common among those that developed a severe respiratory illness after being infected by Sars-Cov-2. Having Type A blood was linked to a 50 percent increase in the likelihood that a patient would need to get oxygen or to go on a ventilator, according to the new study.

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