People with type O or Rh−negative blood may be at slightly lower risk from the new coronavirus, according to a new research.
Among Canadians who were tested for the virus, the risk for a Covid-19 diagnosis was 12% lower and the risk for severe Covid-19 or death was 13% lower in people with blood group O versus those with A, AB, or B.
People in any blood group who were Rh-negative were also somewhat protected, especially if they had O-negative blood. People in these blood type groups may have developed antibodies that can recognize some aspect of the new virus.
India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contracted 7.5% in the second quarter of 2020-21, following the record 23.9% decline recorded in the first quarter, as per estimates of the National Statistical Office. The country has now entered a technical recession with two successive quarters of negative growth.
However, the economy’s performance between July and September when lockdown restrictions were eased is better than most rating agencies and analysts anticipated.
While most had estimated a contraction of around 10%, the Reserve Bank of India had projected a 8.6% decline in the second quarter.