The Swiss scientists said that some groups of people have in their DNA a special plot, which increases the risk of infection with coronavirus. According to candidate of medical Sciences Vladimir Zaytsev, which results in the publication of “Uinform”, indeed, a certain predisposition to coronavirus may be present.
As explained by the expert, is possible because by itself, the coronavirus had been known for quite some time. Therefore, in the human body can exist and kind of a gap for penetration of the virus. While some people who once had this virus has developed immunity, which was passed on to subsequent generations. The same people, whose ancestors with the virus never faced such protection do not have and therefore it is easily subject to contamination.
“In the history of mankind, this type of coronavirus recorded for the first time, so the statement that the genome essentially “skips” this infection is not quite right. But the propensity for these infections may well be”, — said Dr. Vladimir Zaitsev.
At the same time, the expert stressed that the lack of predisposition to coronavirus does not mean that they can not be infected. This is due to the fact that human health is influenced not only by genetic, but also a number of other factors. Just such people have lesser chances of getting infected.