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Gene commonly found in south Asian people affects COVID severity – new study

By Ana Valdes, Professor of Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology, University of Nottingham
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Most people with COVID don’t end up in hospital, but some groups get a very severe form of the disease. As early as the first wave, it was clear that minority ethnic groups in the UK were more likely to die of COVID compared with white people.

Part of this higher risk is down to socio-economic factors. For example, minority ethnic people in the UK are

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