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4 Your Health: New research suggests blood type may determine chances of being infected with COVID-19

NBC- A new study suggests child care programs are not associated with the spread of COVID-19.

Researchers surveyed 57,000 child care providers across all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico earlier this spring.

They found no difference in the number of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations among workers whose programs had stayed open compared to those whose programs had closed.

Nearly all of the programs that stayed open reported frequent handwashing and disinfection of surfaces.

Blood type may determine chances of being infected with COVID-19

New research suggests that your blood type may determine your chances of being infected with COVID-19 and its severity.

Danish scientists compared the blood types of more than 473,000 infected individuals to more than two million in the general public.

They found those with blood types A, B and AB were more likely to be infected compared to those with type O.

In a separate study from Canada researchers looked at nearly 100 hospitalized patients.

Those with blood types A or AB were more likely to have severe disease requiring mechanical ventilation and dialysis compared to those with blood type O or B.

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