- What is your blood type?
- Do you believe that a person’s blood type protects him/her from any other infection? Why?
- recommend /rek-uh-MEND/
- slightly /slahyt-li/
- infection /in-FEK-shuhn/
- risk /risk/
- notice /NOH-tis /
[verb] – to suggest that someone or something would be good or suitable for a particular job or purpose, or to suggest that a particular action should be done
Our family doctor recommended cycling as the best all-round exercise.
[adverb] – a little
My brother is slightly taller than me.
[noun] – a disease in a part of your body that is caused by bacteria or a virus
His breathing has been affected by an infection.
[noun] – the possibility of something bad happening
Starting your own company is quite a good risk.
[verb] – to see or become conscious of something or someone
Mary had worn a pretty dress but her husband didn’t seem to notice.
Research from Denmark noticed that among 7,422 people who were tested positive for Covid-19, only 38.4% have blood type O — even though among a group of 2.2 million people who were not tested, that blood type made up 41.7% of the group. When matched with another group, 44.4% of group A tested positive, while in the other broader Danish population in that blood type makes up 42.4%. Furthermore, Canadian experts revealed that of all 95 cases severely ill with Covid-19, a proportion with type A or AB — 84% — required to use mechanical ventilation when compared to patients with blood type O or B, which was 61%. The Canadian study also identified those with blood type A or AB stayed longer in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), compared with people with blood type O or B.
- Have they already proven these investigations?
- How many people tested positive for Covid-19 in the Danish study?
- Which countries conducted a study and recommend people who have blood type O may be slightly affected by Covid-19infection and have a smaller risk of becoming grievously ill?
- How many people tested positive for Covid-19 in the Canadian research?
- According to the Canadian study, which patients are required to use mechanical ventilation?
- In your opinion, why do these investigations still need more research?
- Do you think that people with blood type O are really less affected by the infection? Why?
- How many blood types are you familiar with? Please tell me about it.
- Why is it important to know your blood type?
- Do you easily get sick? Why do you think so?