The scientists said the influence of blood group on complications from coronavirus

Earlier, media published an article with a link to the portal medRxiv that carriers of the II blood group most susceptible to the disease pneumonia, provoked by a coronavirus. The conclusions made in the study of Chinese scholars who have studied the analyses of the control group of 3694 people not infected, and found that I blood had 33,84%, II – 32,16%, III – from 24,90%, IV – I of 9.10%. They then analyzed the tests 1775 (of which 206 had died) infected patients in Wuhan hospital of Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital. It turned out that patients with the II blood group was more – 37,75%. I group was of 25.80%, with III – 26,42%, with IV – of 10.03%.

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Russian scientists believe these conclusions are premature. “Talking about genetic predisposition to complications of coronavirus before,” – says Professor, doctor of medical Sciences Andrei Shestakov. No serious researcher would not venture now to subscribe to the statement that people with a certain blood type are more susceptible to: the nature of the virus is still not fully understood, there is not enough data and research to make evidence-based conclusions, he said.

I agree With this opinion of the Institute of molecular biology, candidate of chemical Sciences Irina Varigal. “In my opinion, the figures – the reason for additional research. The difference between them is not too pronounced, and the frequency distribution of one or another blood group – the value is quite volatile, ‘ she says. For example, in different countries, the ratio of blood groups among population presented in different ways. Even in some regions of Russia it is uneven, said Verigy.

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it is Worth noting that the article on the website medRxiv, which was referred to by the media, published as a Preprint, that is for review. It is not peer-reviewed and may contain incorrect information, so placed with a warning that the findings to use in clinical practice should not be.