I'm sure this will fuel speculation about the origins of the virus.
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Scientists Find Gene That Doubles Risk of Dying From Covid-19 - Bloomberg
Scientists Find Gene That Doubles Risk of Dying From Covid-19 - Bloomberg: Researchers from the University of Oxford found that a higher-risk version of the gene most likely prevents the cells lining airways and the lungs from responding to the virus properly. About 60% of people with South Asian ancestry carry this version of the gene, compared with 15% of people with European heritage, according to the study published Thursday. The findings help explain why higher rates of hospitalization and death may have been seen in certain communities and on the Indian subcontinent. The authors cautioned that the gene cannot be used as a sole explanation as many other factors, such as socioeconomic conditions, play a role. Despite a significant impact from the virus to people with Afro-Caribbean ancestry, only 2% carry the higher-risk genotype.
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