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Scientists of the Polish Medical University Bialystok named the gene, the presence of which poses the greatest danger to humans, since it more than doubles the risk of a severe form of COVID-19, informs “Medic Forum”. It is noted that approximately eight to ten percent of Russians have it.

The researchers stressed that it is still unknown why the organisms of people of the same age and health state react differently to a coronavirus infection, but they believe that the reason for this lies in human genetics. In their opinion, genes are the fourth most important factor that affects the severity of the course of coronavirus in the body after age, weight and gender.

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About nine percent of Europeans have such a gene, while those who live in Africa and India are much less fortunate – the number of its owners there is in the region of 27 percent. According to scientists, the gene in question is located on the third chromosome – one of 23 pairs in humans. It is expected that this discovery will help in identifying people with the greatest health risks and help protect them from possible threats.

Formerly Director of the Gamaleya Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology Alexander Gunzburg told Russians, which drug should be chosen for revaccination. In his opinion, older people should use Sputnik V, and everyone else should use Sputnik Light.

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