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Blood types and coronavirus: How many blood groups are there and what is the risk? - AS English
Blood types may play a big role in which Covid-19 patients get the sickest and it may help determine your odds of contracting the virus.
A study published by the New England Journal of Medicine has found that people with type A blood were associated with a 45% higher risk of acquiring Covid-19 compared to people with other blood types. While people with blood type O, the most common blood type, are 65% as likely to get coronavirus as people with other blood types. The study was published after performing genetic analysis on more than 1,900 severely ill coronavirus patients in Spain, Italy, Denmark, Germany and other countries and comparing them to over 2,000 patients who were not sick. But Wednesdays report in the New England Journal of Medicine doesnt prove a blood type connection. Most of us discounted it because it was a very crude study. Now I believe it, it could be very important, said Dr. Parameswar Hari, a blood specialist at the Medical College of Wisconsin, about the report from China linking blood types with Covid-19. Most genetic researchers have been hunting for clues as to why some people infected with the coronavirus get very ill and others not so much. They came to the conclusion that being older or mal seems to increase the risk, and scientists have been looking at genes as another possible host-factor that influences the coronavirus severity. The main four blood types are: A, B, AB and O. According to this study people with type O are better able to recognize certain proteins as foreign and that may extend to proteins on virus surfaces. Blood type also has been tied to susceptibility to some other infectious diseases.
Last Dance success sees original Air Jordan shoes on auction for $150,000 - AS South Africa
Original Nike basketball shoes as worn by Michael Jordan for games during the 1985 NBA season are set to be auctioned with a six figure sum expected.
The ESPN/Netflix 'The Last Dance' ten part docu-series which focuses on the powerful untold story of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls NBA dynasty has been a massive global success. The docuseries pays special attention to the 1997/98 season, in which Jordan announced his retirement as the Bulls ran out as NBA champions with a final 4-2 win over the Utah Jazz. The series is packed with previously unseen footage and interviews with Jordan himself along with key figures from the era such as Scottie Pippen, Phil Jackson, Dennis Rodman, and other key players from Chicagos championship runs. NBA - Charlotte Hornets v Milwaukee BucksBasketball - NBA - Charlotte Hornets v Milwaukee Bucks - AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France - January 24, 2020 Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan during a pre match press conference REUTERS/Benoit Tessier BENOIT TESSIER (REUTERS) The success of 'The Last Dance' has seen a new wave of interest in the famous No. 23 with a pair of Nike Air Jordan 1S basketball shoes specially made by the Oregon sportswear brand for Michael Jordan early in his career with the Chicago Bulls now on auction via Sothebys. The bidding is now open through 17 May to coincide with the 35th anniversary of Nikes launch of Air Jordan sneakers as well as the final episode of The Last Dance and the shoe had a pre-sale estimate of between $100,000 and $150,000. As of Monday afternoon, there were eight bids, with the highest standing at $160,000.