New research has found that people with Type A blood are significantly higher risk of contracting the novel coronavirus; such patients make up nearly 38 percent of the ill patients, compared with the 31 percent of healthy individuals with this blood type. Type A individuals who do get sick were also found to likely to suffer more internal damage.
According to MIT Medical:
Researchers at Columbia University reported similar risks linked to people with Type A blood after blood-typing more than 1,500 New Yorkers and testing them for COVID-19. While the distribution of blood types is different in New York City than in Wuhan and Shenzhen, after controlling for other risk factors, they found that individuals with Type A blood were 34 percent more likely to test positive for the coronavirus, while having Type O or AB blood was associated with a lower probability of testing positive. However, they did not find strong evidence for a relationship between blood group and risk of intubation or death.
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Meantime, CDC officials say the number of COVID cases among children has steadily been increasing — up 90% over the 4 few weeks. Children now make up about 7% of all cases.
CBS News reports says the surge is related to the reopening of schools so to.
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Meantie, TV Dr. Sanjay Gupta opted to not send his children back to school yet:
Ultimately, we decided not to send our three girls back to school, at least not yet. I know the decision will be different for every family and there’s no easy answer. Here’s more of how we made our choice: (20/20)https://t.co/HHqivmnt69
— Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta) August 16, 2020