Blood type A may increase Covid-19 risk, study finds

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Your blood type may make you more susceptible to severe Covid-19.
Your blood type may make you more susceptible to severe Covid-19.

Since the start of the pandemic, researchers have been trying to understand the risk factors that make certain individuals more susceptible to Covid-19 than others. One of the questions that have emerged is whether blood type can affect one's risk of infection.

A study published in June 2020 found that people with blood type O may have a lower risk of Covid-19 infection, while two studies published later in the year found that the same blood type not only decreased people's risk of contracting infection, but also placed them at lower risk of severe illness, Health24 reported.

A new study, published in the journal Blood Advances, sheds further light on the matter.

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