SEOUL, July 18 – In the first investigations on the behavior of the pandemic, it was thought that the blood group of the people was a risk factor to suffer from COVID-19, however, new studies reveal that the link is minimal.
Research by Massachusetts General Hospital and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York determined that it was not found that people with blood group -type A are more likely to get the virus, as previously believed.
The new studies found that people with type O blood may have less chance of getting it, although it is not a determining finding.
Data scientist at Columbia University Nicholas Tatonetti warned that no one should think that he is protected.
The director of the Institute of Medical Genetics at the University of Rostock Medical Center in Germany said that “with this new article, perhaps it has already been decided that blood groups do not influence the outcome of the disease.”
Although the new studies suggest that blood type is not relevant to the treatment of patients with COVID-19, it does influence how the immune system fights infections.
For example, people with type A blood group do not generate the same class of antibodies as people with type B blood.