Scientist hopes probiotic will cut Covid-19 deaths

A French researcher hopes to develop a probiotic that people can take to boost healthy gut bacteria which will help protect against Covid-19.

The research, which he hopes will produce concrete results in coming weeks, is linked to findings in several Chinese hospitals that people’s blood group strongly correlates to vulnerability to catching Covid-19.

People with France’s second most common group (O) were found to have 33% less risk of falling ill, whereas those with the most common group (A) had a 20% increased risk.

Jacques Le Pendu, from Inserm and Nantes University, was involved in ground-breaking research into reasons why blood groups ...

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