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How does blood type influence coronavirus?

A study by European scientists is the first to document a strong statistical link between genetic variations and Covid-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Having Type A blood was linked to a 50 percent increase in the

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Do viruses have sentience?

Senior correspondent of Wired magazine, Adam Rogers, answers: This is so great! Forgive me for getting all excited at a grim time, but this is the kind of thing that drives the most basic of this research. A

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Is coronavirus more contagious than the flu?

Yes, “this is more contagious than the flu,” CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta said. Research indicates a person with the flu infects about 1.28 other people, on average. But with the novel coronavirus, Gupta said, “it’s

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How long does it take to recover?

The vast majority of people with coronavirus survive. But they might face a lengthy recovery. “It takes anything up to six weeks to recover from this disease,” said Dr. Michael Ryanof the World Health Organization. “People who suffer very severe

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