People with AB and B blood groups more susceptible to Covid-19, says CSIR report.

Blood drops specifying blood groups

According to a research paper published by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, people with AB and B blood groups are more susceptible to Covid-19. The report is based on a nationwide seropositivity survey conducted by CSIR. The research further said that people with 'O' blood group were the least affected by the virus, and most of them remained asymptomatic or had very mild symptoms. Additionally, the research report, which is based on a nationwide seropositivity survey conducted by CSIR, indicates that those who consume meat are more susceptible to Covid-19 than vegetarians. The high fiber content in the vegetarian diet was attributed to this difference in an immune response. With a sample size of over 10 thousand people countrywide, the data has been analyzed by a group of 140 doctors. The survey also found that the highest number of infected came from the AB blood group, closely followed by the B blood group. In contrast, the O group people showed the lowest seropositivity.

GENETIC STRUCTURE MIGHT INFLUENCE IMMUNE RESPONSE TO COVID

Talking to India Today TV about this anomaly, Dr Ashok Sharma, pathologist, Agra, said that everything depends on a person's genetic structure. There have been several instances when the entire family got infected with Covid, but one family member remained unaffected. This is all due to the genetic structure. Dr Sharma said that it is possible that people with O blood group have a better immune response against this virus compared to AB and B groups, although this research merits further and detailed study. This, however, does not mean that people with O blood group can let go of all Covid prevention protocols, as people with O blood group are not entirely immune to the virus and are developing complications too. Commenting on this survey by CSIR, senior physician, Dr S K Kalra said that this is merely a sample survey and not a peer-reviewed scientific research paper

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