This group of people is “resistant to the coronavirus”: Scientists have found out why individuals naturally fight the virus better

Scientists in Sweden have found that it is a gene that “tells” the body to produce a protein that is effective in destroying Covid-19 virus particles.

One-third of people in Europe were found to be more susceptible to coronavirus infection.

For the gene that reduces the severity of the disease as a result of the coronavirus, scientists say it will help make new drugs to treat patients with the virus that has been holding the planet in its clutches for two years.

Scientists from Sweden have determined that it is a gene that “tells” the body to create a protein that is effective in destroying the virus particles of the coronavirus, the media report.

The OAS-1 protein varies in length, and when it is longer it manages to better destroy the virus particles. The gene that determines its length is found in different percentages in people of different origins.

Researchers at the Institute in Sweden say that this gene, which reduces the severity of the clinical picture by 20%, is found in eight out of ten people of African descent and one in three people of European descent.

“Understanding how genetic risk factors affect disease will be key to discovering and developing new drugs,” said Dr. Brent Richards of McFally University, one of the study’s co-authors.

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