Brian707 wrote:David wrote:WrigleyField 22 wrote:
Is it possible that it likes certain blood types and dislikes others?
Forgive me, as i know next to nothing about virus behavior.
Chalk it up as yet another theory that they just can't figure out for sure, but the thought is definitely out there:
https://www.zmescience.com/medicine/typ ... 19-052532/
Chinese researchers took blood samples from more than 2,100 patients infected with the novel coronavirus in Wuhan and Shenzhen — two Chinese cities most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
After comparing the blood types with those of healthy populations, the researchers noticed that those with blood type A were more susceptible to infection and had a higher mortality rate than other blood types. In contrast, those with blood type O were less likely to get infected and when they did, they were less likely to have the disease progress into severe or critical stages that might kill them, compared to non-O blood types.
These findings applied to all genders and age groups. Although the results are preliminary, they warrant further investigation and might potentially have important clinical implications given the current crisis we’re experiencing.
A more academic-y breakdown:
https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101 ... 20031096v1