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People with blood type A might be more
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Posted By: NorthernDog, 3/18/2020 10:33:24 AM

People with blood type A might be more vulnerable to the coronavirus, while those with type O blood could be more resistant, according to a new preliminary study from China. Researchers studying COVID-19 in its outbreak epicenter, Wuhan, and the city of Shenzhen found the proportion of type A patients both infected and killed by the disease to be “significantly” higher than those with the same blood type in the general public. Type O patients, meanwhile, made up a smaller proportion of both those infected and killed by the virus. “People of blood group A might need particularly strengthened personal

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Reply 1 - Posted by: HotRod 3/18/2020 10:56:48 AM (No. 349910)
Can you change your blood type, like you can change your gender?...I can see doctors besieged with that question, in certain locations. /s/
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Reply 2 - Posted by: chance_232 3/18/2020 11:12:31 AM (No. 349913)
Oh great.... Im gonna die! /S/ I self identify as AB- . I dont care what my medical records say.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird 3/18/2020 11:21:09 AM (No. 349919)
Well, this Type O is glad to get that news!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: padiva 3/18/2020 11:34:29 AM (No. 349933)
#2 thanks for the exercise I got while laughing out loud.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: udanja99 3/18/2020 11:46:41 AM (No. 349951)
I’m A neg. Guess I’m doomed.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Hazymac 3/18/2020 11:50:02 AM (No. 349956)
Felicitations to #1, who got a laugh out of me. My father, who had O-negative blood, was seemingly always going over to Red Cross to give another unit of blood. Hospitals needed it; he was glad to be of service. My mother, who passed away two weeks ago, had A-positive. Their first (hazy) child, now 65, has the most common blood of all: O-positive. (My closest friend actually does have the rare AB-negative.)
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Skeptical1 3/18/2020 11:51:11 AM (No. 349961)
This piece links to the original paper, which is fairly easy to read. They say: "These findings are consistent with similar risk patterns of ABO blood groups for other corona virus infection found in previous studies." Their sample size is pretty big, and just looking at the data, it does seem like there is something there -- especially given the previous study results. By the way, the results are pretty neutral for types B and AB. My wife is type A, I'm O, so this could help us decide which one goes out for groceries. On the other hand, she's quite a bit younger, and the correlation with age is very strong. So, OK honey, you go.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird 3/18/2020 12:06:03 PM (No. 349973)
#7 made me smile….until I thought about his wife bringing the virus home to her (shhhh) older mate… We just can’t win! (But we can still laugh at ourselves…)
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Hugh Akston 3/18/2020 12:16:31 PM (No. 349980)
I'm amazed at how much #5 and I have been alike - other than our genders - over the years posting here, even having greyhounds. Now even our blood types. A-
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Reply 10 - Posted by: udanja99 3/18/2020 12:31:04 PM (No. 349998)
It is amazing, #9. There’s someone who posts here under the name Greatgreyhounds. I wonder what his/her blood type is! I’ve been donating blood since 1977 and the blood bank has called regularly to see if I’m coming in. If you’re a donor, it probably happens to you too.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: happy conservative 3/18/2020 12:39:34 PM (No. 350006)
We all have an appointed day to die, nothing will change that. Another area of our lives, like gender, race, and age that we can't change. Another area of life to scare us with. What does this profit anyone (including myself as A+). Does it mean that A's should be further excluded from society? We're all supposed to be watching out for ourselves and others no matter our gender, race, age or blood type. Enough!!! Love your neighbor as yourself, regardless of all the categories in which we find ourselves. Don't fear what you cannot change. Change what you fear--God has not left his throne!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Strike3 3/18/2020 12:45:41 PM (No. 350013)
Might? Preliminary study from China? STOP IT!!!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 3/18/2020 1:25:48 PM (No. 350054)
I'm A and my wife is O. I never have had flu in my life, almost never have a cold. She gets colds and flu with some regularity. I'm not impressed with this "information".
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Reply 14 - Posted by: worried 3/18/2020 1:40:32 PM (No. 350077)
#13, I'm O negative and 86. I rarely get sick, and only occasionally got a bad cold while teaching. Since I retired I haven't been exposed to all those kids, many of whom weren't the cleanest. As for #5, you aren't doomed, unless you mean in the long run, which fact we all share. So look forward to a long and I hope happy life.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 3/18/2020 2:01:08 PM (No. 350093)
I read an article last weekend that stated the exact opposite. It said Type O was more susceptible than Type A. Believe nothing you read. Our Media is repeating what they read themselves or just making it up as they go. Be more worried that this type of nonsense will begin occurring on a yearly basis and hope this national behavior does not become the norm.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DVC 3/18/2020 3:46:50 PM (No. 350168)
Seems like blood type will be at most a secondary or tertiary effect, and which way.....very hard to know. IMO, much ado about nothing (blood type susceptibility linking).
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Reply 17 - Posted by: franq 3/18/2020 5:49:02 PM (No. 350285)
So? Type O encompasses 45% of the population, type A 40%. Type B and AB make up the rest. Draw your own conclusions.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: grampus 3/18/2020 5:56:28 PM (No. 350295)
A - here and far past my allotted three score and ten. As a Tulane student on GI Bill, I "earned" a bit of extra cash by selling blood at $20 a pint. I forget the interval required between appointments (probably a couple of months) but I got around that requirement by selling to two different hospitals, each at the other's mid-interval.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 3/19/2020 12:32:30 AM (No. 350526)
Talk about fake news. I heard earlier today, type A was less vulnerable. I think we all need a day of silence on news.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Strike3 3/19/2020 11:45:44 AM (No. 350976)
There we go being divisive and racist again. How many additional ways can we scare people who are already scared?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Strike3 3/19/2020 11:49:13 AM (No. 350985)
On a more serious note, which blood type does a vampire prefer and would he pass on one person to get to the one he likes better?
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