No, your blood type doesn't affect risk of COVID-19 or severe illness, new Utah study finds - KSL.com
Apr 15, 2021 1 min, 21 secs

SALT LAKE CITY — Your blood type does not factor in your risk for contracting COVID-19 or developing a severe case of it, researchers at Intermountain Healthcare and other institutions determined.

Their findings, published in the Journal of American Medical Association earlier this month, counters previous global studies and research that suggested blood type was one factor for why some people suffered symptoms of COVID-19 more than others.

The results of the study indicate that ABO blood type is not a factor needed to evaluate risk.

It suggested blood type played a role in contracting COVID-19.

More specifically, it suggested that those with blood type A had a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 and blood type O had a lower risk of being infected.

Researchers in Italy and Spain then released a study that suggested that blood type didn't factor in contracting COVID-19 but did factor into the severity of a new case.

In a somewhat similar result, the research suggested blood type A resulted in more severe cases and type O resulted in less severe.

Broken down by blood type, researchers found that the percentage of people who tested positive for COVID-19 essentially mirrored the percentage who tested negative.

Again, blood type accounted for 38.6% of hospitalizations and 39.9% of nonhospitalized cases.

Finally, 49.2% of hospitalizations involved persons with type O blood compared to 47.9% of cases where no hospitalization was needed; it also accounted for 52.1% of all ICU cases in the data compared to 48% of no hospitalization.

The data confirmed theories that older individuals, men and those in minority communities were at higher risk for contracting COVID-19 or developing severe disease from it.


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