Blood Group Vulnerable to Coronavirus: In late March, there was a report that people with blood type A were more vulnerable to develop grave symptoms of COVID-19. However, the higher coronavirus infection chances, in the latest study, were found among those with blood type A or AB.
The blood type O had more proteins that are limited to the reactivity of the coronavirus.
Reportedly, the blood groups, A and AB, were also associated with myocarditis, lung injury, and renal damage.
As per the study, it was observed that people with blood types A or AB were more likely to require ventilation and oxygen support post-COVID-19 infection.
It is pertinent to mention that the study (Blood Group Vulnerable to Coronavirus) noted people with blood types A and AB did not have longer hospital stays, however, they remained in the intensive care unit (ICU) for longer on average.
Meanwhile, a study of Spain compared the outcomes of 1900 severely ill COVID-19 positive patients with 2000 healthy, non-sick patients. In Spain’s research as well, it was found that of all the blood group types, blood type O (positive or negative) was the most ‘protected’ ones of all for coronavirus.
For those who were inflicted by the novel coronavirus, type A was 38 percent, type B was 26 percent, type AB was 10 percent, and type O was 25 percent.
Meanwhile, the experts have cautioned that the statements are likely to make people, those with blood group A or AB more, worried.
Also, there are experts who advise that more than the blood group a person has factors like age and co-morbidity play a bigger role in coronavirus infection.