The Role Of Blood Type In Covid-19 Infection And Respiratory Failure

Does having a certain blood type put you at higher risk of developing a severe case of Covid-19? A recent report doesn’t have all the answers, but it does offer some clues.

The report, which analyzes the data of almost 2,000 patients hospitalized for Covid-19 in Italy and Spain, found that those with type A blood were at increased risk for respiratory failure. Type O blood, on the other hand, was found to have a protective effect.

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Originally published on Forbes (June 10, 2020)

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