People with blood type II are most vulnerable and more often than others infected with a new coronavirus, says an article by a group of Chinese scientists published on the website of medical enterprises Medrxiv Research. Chinese scientists have conducted a targeted study, to determine if there is a relationship between the patient’s blood type and their susceptibility to a new type of coronavirus. They took samples analyzes of 2173 patients from three hospitals in Wuhan and Shenzhen, of which COVID-19 was confirmed, of which 206 samples belonged to people who died from coronavirus.
Scientists first examined a control group of 3,694 healthy residents of Wuhan and found that among them 33.84% – with I blood group, 32.16% – from II, 24.90% – from III, 9.10% – from IV. Tests 1775 infected Jintan Hospital patients (including 206 deceased) showed that 25.80% were with I blood group, 37.75% – with II, 26.42% – from III, 10.03% – from IV.