O great - coronavirus has a type. This is the blood group most ...

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O great - coronavirus has a type. This is the blood group most at risk

People with type A are more vulnerable to infection and tend to get more severe symptoms, specialists claim

Sarah Knapton

People with blood type A may be at greater risk from coronavirus, scientists have claimed.

Researchers in China looked at blood group patterns of more than 2,000 people who had been diagnosed with the virus and treated in hospital. They found that those with blood type A were more vulnerable to infection and tended to develop more severe symptoms, while those with blood type O had a “significantly lower risk” of getting the disease.

Although the study is yet to be peer reviewed, the researchers are urging medical professionals and governments to consider blood types when assessing how at risk a patient may be...

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