According to the research published in the medRxiv scientific journal published by the British Medical Association and Yale University, it has been reported that people living in high areas will be less affected by the corona virus than those living at sea level.
In the study, which has not yet been approved by the referee in the Telegraph’s report, 230 adult Covid-19 patients who were living at low altitude (sea level) and high altitude (2 thousand 850 meters) in Ecuador between March 15 and July 15, 2020 were examined.
‘THE HIGHER AREAS ARE MORE RESISTANT’
According to the research conducted on Covid-19 patients who died, it was stated that people living in high areas were more resistant to Covid-19 than those living at sea level, while patients whose conditions were critical died twice as long.
It was stated that people living in high areas were less damaged by the effects of Covid-19 because they are accustomed to low oxygen levels, while in intensive care patients, it was reported that those living at sea level lost their lives on average on the 21st day, and those living in high regions on the average on the 39th day.
In the study, “In critical patients with Covid-19 admitted to the intensive care unit, it was found that those living at high altitudes were more resistant to the virus, while a significant improvement was observed in intensive care processes.”