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Gene that ensures that some people do not get sick from Covid-19 has been discovered for the first time: Genetic testing can be done before vaccination


of the Newcastle University Institute of Conduction and Clinical Research, who is also a Respiratory Counselor at Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is a co-author of the paper. Carlos Echevarria, “People get Covid, but they don’t get sick. This could lead us to a genetic test of who we should prioritize for future vaccines. At the population level, this is important for us to know because when we have many resistant people, so they get Covid but show no symptoms, then they run the risk of spreading the virus while they are asymptomatic.”


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