New studies reveal something strange that could affect your coronavirus risk

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Jacob Siegal

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  • Two new studies published this week suggest that the risk of being infected with the novel coronavirus might be linked to one's blood type.
  • One study showed that those with Type O blood were less likely to catch COVID-19, while the other showed that those with Type O blood didn't get as sick.
  • More research needs to be done, and even if blood type can affect the likelihood of COVID-19 infection and serious illness, it's not enough to change anyone's behavior.

We've learned a great deal about the novel coronavirus since the pandemic began seven months ago, but there are still countless mysteries left unsolved. Dozens of studies have been published on a weekly basis with viable theories about how contagious the virus is, who is most likely to be infected, how dangerous the virus can be for certain types of people, and so on and so forth. Early on, several of those studies indicated that one's blood type could impact the severity of the illness, and this week, two more studies backed up that assertion.

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