Does Your Blood Type Effect Contracting COVID-19?
The COVID-19 virus began in China. There is no debating that. It would make sense then, naturally, that the scientists there would be doing everything they could to understand this disease. In a new report, experts there are claiming that your blood type could be a factor in contracting it.
The study looked at more than 2,000 patients in China who tested positive for COVID-19. The study involved patients from three hospitals in Wuhan and Shenzhen, China, the area of the country where it is believed the virus was first transmitted to humans. The results were intriguing.
People with Blood Type A were among the highest percentage of people hospitalized with the virus. Of those hospitalized for COVID-19, 37.75% had blood type A, while 25.8% had blood type O. Of the 206 patients in the study who died, 85 had blood type A or about 41% of all deaths, the study showed. KIRO has the full story here.