A person’s blood type could play a key role in their vulnerability to Covid-19, with type O people less likely to catch the bug while types A and AB are most at risk, freshly released research has found.
Two independent studies published on Wednesday found that blood type O is something of a security blanket when it comes to coronavirus.
Those with this blood type were found to be less likely to catch the disease and also had a reduced risk of suffering severe complications if they do get sick.
However, people with types A and AB were not so lucky, as scientists found that they were more likely to suffer more severely than people from the other two blood groups (O and B). Blood groups are defined by their numbers of antigen and antibody proteins. Type O is the most common across the world. (RT)