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MARCH 20, 2020 — This week the internet was inundated with coronavirus stories. Between many others, headlines cheered for a centenarian who survived the disease, and warned that COVID-19 may well be a even bigger problem for all those with blood sort A. Here is why you didn’t see all those stories on Medscape.

A 103-Year-Aged Survives Coronavirus

It is really always great news when anybody survives an an infection with coronavirus. So when we observed a report that “A 103-yr-previous woman in Iran has recovered following remaining infected with the new coronavirus, state media documented, irrespective of frustrating proof the elderly are most at hazard from the disease,” we cheered. But outliers always exist, and a total tale devoted to a single scenario like this didn’t appear truly worth the confined time our visitors have at the minute. Nonetheless, extensive are living this survivor and others!

Blood Style A Connected to Larger Possibility?

A new study of a lot more than 2000 individuals uncovered that all those with blood sort A are a lot more prone to COVID-19. The preliminary research, done by scientists at Zhongnan Clinic of Wuhan College, as opposed the blood sort of individuals who examined favourable for COVID-19 with that of healthier individuals from the exact region. The authors propose that ABO blood typing could be beneficial in disease and hazard management.

The research, nonetheless, was posted on a preprint server, medRxiv , the place, as Medscape visitors know, scientists publish early variations of a manuscript in advance of they are peer-reviewed. Quickly disseminating information is vital as COVID-19 carries on to unfold, but so is careful vetting. Simply because we didn’t have the methods to do that this week, given, effectively, COVID-19 protection, we skipped on this one particular. We are also not confident whether or not the results would have any result on tests for COVID-19 or on treating it.

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