If you have a seasonal infection or some type of allergy that you regularly take medication for, you’re 40% less likely to contract the coronavirus, researchers at Queen Mary University of London have claimed
According to their research, people who take regular medication due to allergic conditions such as various allergies, fever, eczema, colds and asthma have a lower risk of becoming infected with Covid-19.
The study was conducted in the UK on 16,000 adults between May 2020 and February 2021. The study found that people with fever and eczema were 25 percent less likely to contract the disease. Meanwhile, the risk of contracting a coronavirus infection in people with asthma is about 40 percent less, even if they use steroid inhalers.
According to this study, all racial people were included in it, so that it can be known how coronavirus infection affects people from different regions. The study found that Asian descent or people living in densely populated areas are more prone to being infected with the coronavirus.
Adrian Martineau, a professor at Queen Mary University, said of the findings: “People of Asian descent have almost twice the risk of contracting an infection than white Britons.” The study also found that men over the age of 60 who took allergy medicines such as inhalers also had a lower risk of infection.
The study was conducted before the Delta and Omicron variants were reported. Thus, the study does not fully cover the coronavirus disease. The doctors involved in the study say that a new study will be conducted soon to learn more about the latest variants.
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