Coronavirus and Blood Type – level 2

23-06-2020 07:00

This week, scientists in the UK published the study that linked blood types and the coronavirus.

Scientists studied blood types of about 2,000 people who had serious COVID-19 and several thousands of people who had only mild or no symptoms. Scientists compared the blood types, and they came up with an interesting result. The study said that people with Type A blood usually had more serious COVID-19. Also, people with Type 0 blood did not usually have big health problems.

This is not the first time when a blood type affects a disease. Scientists discovered a similar thing with SARS. Also, the blood type can increase the risk of illnesses like cholera or urinary infection.

Difficult words: blood type (the A, B, AB and 0 type of blood that are different from each other because they have or have not some specific substances), cholera (a serious disease that people get from eating bad food or drinking bad water), urinary (related to kidneys and bladder).

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