As the global pandemic of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) rages on, with about 2,00,000 people infected and around 8,000 people dead, a study has emerged which can prove effective in preventing the fatal outcome of this virus. Research in China has found that people with A blood group need to be more vigilant with the coronavirus. Those who have O-group blood may be resistant to COVID.
Researchers at the Jinyintan Hospital in China’s Hubei province have found out which blood group of humans are more susceptible to a coronavirus attack. The research on the virus was carried out in Wuhan and Shenzhen cities of China, where it was found a predominance of the number of people with A-group blood among the dead.
People of A group blood also showed a higher frequency of getting infected with this virus.
The research found that the rate of occurrence of people with the O-group blood was low among the dead.
Wuhan was the epicentre of the COVID outbreak.
This research conducted at the Centre for Evidence-Based and Translational Medicine discovered that people with type A blood groups should be more alert to avoid the virus. However, Wang Xinghuan’s team added that this was a preliminary study and more work needs to be done on it.
In this research, researchers compared blood groups of 2,173 infected and 3,694 healthy people in Wuhan and Shenzhen.
According to the research report, 31.16% of the people of Wuhan had the blood group of type A while 37.75% of the people being treated at the local Jinyintan Hospital in Wuhan had the same blood group and 26% patients with the blood group O were infected with this virus.
This is not to say if your blood group is of type A, you need to be afraid because you can still keep yourself away from the disease. For this, you have to wash your hands continuously and stay away from any person who is suffering from cold, cough and/or fever.