People with blood type A may be more susceptible to coronavirus compared to other blood types, scientists have claimed. Researchers in China looked at blood group patterns of more than 2,000 people who had been diagnosed with the new coronavirus as part of a preliminary study.
People with blood type A may be more vulnerable to COVID-19, study claims. Researchers found that of the 206 patients in the study who died, 85 had blood type A, equivalent to 41 per cent of all deaths. Advice is still to wash your hands and follow the guidelines issued by authorities, whatever your blood type.
They found that those with blood type A were more vulnerable to infection and tended to develop more severe symptoms while those with the more common blood type O had a “significantly lower risk” of getting the disease.