The novel Coronavirus outbreak which has been taking a toll at the global health scenario claiming 8,988 lives has been throwing new challenges to the scientists and doctors across the world. While one of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) tested their dose of experimental vaccine on the first human on Tuesday, a number of Chinese doctors carried studies on the behaviour of the COVID-19.
One of such studies revealed some interesting facts. According to the studies carried on various blood groups, researchers in China stated that certain types of blood groups are more prone to the Coronavirus. The studies carried on almost 2,000 blood samples of the people infected have found that people with blood type A seem to be more vulnerable to infection from the coronavirus. On the same hand, blood type O had a significantly lower risk of getting the disease.
“It doesn’t mean that people with type O blood type are immune, and not everyone who gets the virus is going to be type A,” said one of the doctors who was a part of the studies. The scientists who ran the studies raised concerns to consider blood type differences when treating patients with the virus. However, the study is yet to be peer-reviewed by other academics.