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MARCH 20, 2020 — This week the world wide web was inundated with coronavirus tales. Among the lots of other individuals, headlines cheered for a centenarian who survived the disorder, and warned that COVID-19 could possibly be a larger issue for these with blood kind A. This is why you did not see these tales on Medscape.

A 103-12 months-Aged Survives Coronavirus

It is normally great news when anybody survives an infection with coronavirus. So when we noticed a report that “A 103-yr-aged girl in Iran has recovered soon after currently being infected with the new coronavirus, condition media reported, in spite of mind-boggling evidence the elderly are most at hazard from the disorder,” we cheered. But outliers normally exist, and a complete story devoted to a solitary circumstance like this did not look value the restricted time our audience have at the minute. Nonetheless, lengthy live this survivor and other individuals!

Blood Variety A Joined to Bigger Danger?

A new study of additional than 2000 sufferers identified that these with blood kind A are additional inclined to COVID-19. The preliminary examine, conducted by researchers at Zhongnan Clinic of Wuhan College, in contrast the blood kind of sufferers who analyzed optimistic for COVID-19 with that of nutritious people today from the same area. The authors suggest that ABO blood typing could be useful in disorder and hazard administration.

The examine, however, was posted on a preprint server, medRxiv , in which, as Medscape audience know, researchers publish early variations of a manuscript right before they are peer-reviewed. Promptly disseminating information is significant as COVID-19 carries on to unfold, but so is watchful vetting. Since we did not have the assets to do that this week, supplied, well, COVID-19 coverage, we skipped on this a person. We are also not absolutely sure regardless of whether the conclusions would have any result on tests for COVID-19 or on treating it.

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