Studies Suggest Some Blood Types May Be at Increased Risk Of The Coronavirus. True Or False?
The coronavirus outbreak is one of the biggest concerns of the world at the moment. World Health Organization (WHO) has already declared it a pandemic and what makes it more harmful is the fact that there is no cure of the diseases which spread due to this virus. More than 11,000 people have lost their lives while more than 2,75,000 have been found infected with this disease all over the world. This virus may have started in China but now situation is improving over there however, things are getting worse in Italy, Spain and Iran.
1 Theories behind origination of COVID-19 (coronavirus)
It is being said that coronavirus has been transferred from animals to humans and it originated from the seafood market of Wuhan province of China where seafood was getting sold in illegal manner. However, there is another theory in regard to the coronavirus origination but China is not going to accept it.
While several theories have abounded over the coronavirus, after careful research and study, scientists have finally found that it the virus may have first passed on from bats to pangolins which acted as in intermediary for the virus. It is in this intermediary host that the virus may have developed its transmission properties before passing on to humans which is why it was able to spread so quickly.
3The relation between blood type and coronavirus susceptibility
As per research, it has been found that people with a certain type of blood group have more chances of getting infected with coronavirus rather than people of other blood groups. This research was conducted in China and it can be pretty helpful in treating coronavirus in the future.
4The findings of study
The findings of the study revealed that people with blood type A are under high risk of contracting with this virus while people with blood type O have low chances of catching this virus. However, this doesn’t mean that people with blood type O will never contract coronavirus or only blood type A people are vulnerable to this virus.
5Where was research conducted?
The research was carried out by the Chinese researchers after taking the sample of 2,173 COVID-19 patients from the three hospitals of Wuhan and Shenzhen. If we talk about the blood type distribution in the population of Wuhan, then 31% has Type A, 24% has Type B, Type AB has 9% while 34% has Type O.