Genes May Leave Some People More Vulnerable to Severe Covid-19

Variations at two spots in the human genome are associated with an increased risk of respiratory failure in patients with Covid-19, the researchers found. One of these spots includes the gene that determines blood types. 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.

Publisher: NY Times | Author: Carl Zimmer

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2020-06-04 (Modified: 2021-05-18)

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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/03/health/coronavirus-blood-type-genetics.html

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