How likely is it to catch COVID-19 on an airplane? What effect does the virus have on blood type?

Detroit – There are two new studies that you should know about when it comes to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The first is a study that may help ease your mind about the possibility of exposure to COVID-19 on an airplane.

The second is a look at the possible effect blood type has on your COVID-19 risk.

COVID-19 performance on airplanes

With the holiday travel season coming, many people will fly to visit family and friends – even though COVID-19 cases are on the rise in most parts of the country.

The new results of an independent military study may provide a shot of confidence for air travelers. The army said 300 tests were conducted on uniting planes with mannequins simulating both mannequins and masked passengers.

Each experiment emits 180 million air particles, which is equivalent to thousands of coughs. With the mask on the seating, only .001 percent of the particles actually made their way into the “breathing zone” of the other passenger. This means 99.99 percent of the cabin was filtered out within six minutes.

There are 36 states, and Washington DC, which is seeing double-digit increases in COVID-19 cases over the past week.

October 15, 2020 – Michigan coronavirus cases up to 141,091; Death now at 6,973

COVID-19 and blood type

New research suggesting your blood type may affect your risk when it comes to your COVID-19.

Two studies published on Wednesday suggest that people with type O blood may be less affected by COVID-19. Danish researchers sampled about half a million COVID-19 tests and found that people with other types of blood are more likely to test positive than those who are of other types.

A second Canadian study found that people with O or B blood show less severe symptoms. It was also found that in the 95 critically ill patients studied there, people with A and AB type blood required dialysis and were placed on ventilators.

It is important to note that there is no evidence to suggest that any of the blood types are either fully preserved or damned. But increasing evidence suggests that blood type is affected.

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