People with blood type O may have lower risk of Covid-19 infection and severe illness, two new studies suggest – CNN

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CNN’s Oren Liebermann reports.”},{“title”:”Liverpool becomes first city to be placed under UK’s tightest restrictions”,”duration”:”02:15″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/10/14/uk-liverpool-coronavirus-covid-19-tier-3-lockdown-abdelaziz-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/10/14/uk-liverpool-coronavirus-covid-19-tier-3-lockdown-abdelaziz-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201014135432-screengrab-liverpool-lockdown2-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2020/10/14/uk-liverpool-coronavirus-covid-19-tier-3-lockdown-abdelaziz-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”The city of Liverpool in northern England is part of the first area to go under the UK’s new strictest set of Covid-19 restrictions. CNN’s Salma Abdelaziz reports. “,”descriptionText”:”The city of Liverpool in northern England is part of the first area to go under the UK’s new strictest set of Covid-19 restrictions. CNN’s Salma Abdelaziz reports. “},{“title”:”These European countries are seeing record rises in Covid-19 cases”,”duration”:”02:43″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/10/13/europe-coronavirus-covid-19-cases-second-wave-vanier-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/10/13/europe-coronavirus-covid-19-cases-second-wave-vanier-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201013104619-europe-coronavirus-covid-19-cases-second-wave-vanier-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx-00020724-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2020/10/13/europe-coronavirus-covid-19-cases-second-wave-vanier-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”Europe is now reporting more daily infections than the United States, Brazil, or India – the countries that have been driving the global case count for months – as public apathy grows towards coronavirus guidelines. CNN’s Cyril Vanier reports.”,”descriptionText”:”Europe is now reporting more daily infections than the United States, Brazil, or India – the countries that have been driving the global case count for months – as public apathy grows towards coronavirus guidelines. CNN’s Cyril Vanier reports.”},{“title”:”England takes cautious approach to enforcing Covid-19 rules”,”duration”:”03:45″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/10/13/england-coronavirus-covid-19-rules-enforcement-mclean-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/10/13/england-coronavirus-covid-19-rules-enforcement-mclean-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201013100400-england-coronavirus-covid-19-rules-enforcement-mclean-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx-00022505-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2020/10/13/england-coronavirus-covid-19-rules-enforcement-mclean-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”The British government has instituted increased Covid-19 restrictions over the past few weeks, which many Brits appear to be ignoring. Only 89 fines have been issued for mask violations and 38 for breaking travel quarantine in England and Wales, according to the National Police Chiefs’ Council. CNN’s Scott McLean reports.”,”descriptionText”:”The British government has instituted increased Covid-19 restrictions over the past few weeks, which many Brits appear to be ignoring. Only 89 fines have been issued for mask violations and 38 for breaking travel quarantine in England and Wales, according to the National Police Chiefs’ Council. CNN’s Scott McLean reports.”},{“title”:”Meet the Michelin star chef who feeds millions amid pandemic “,”duration”:”02:29″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/10/12/feed-india-michelin-star-chef-vikas-khanna-coronavirus-covid-19-sud-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/10/12/feed-india-michelin-star-chef-vikas-khanna-coronavirus-covid-19-sud-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201012110137-feed-india-michelin-star-chef-vikas-khanna-coronavirus-covid-19-sud-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx-00000228-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2020/10/12/feed-india-michelin-star-chef-vikas-khanna-coronavirus-covid-19-sud-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”Vikas Khanna is an Indian celebrity chef who has cooked for the Obamas. But he says no experience is more rewarding than feeding millions of underprivileged fellow Indians. Ever since India’s first lockdown, the Michelin-starred chef, based in New York City, has delivered over 40 million meals across India. CNN’s Vedika Sud reports. “,”descriptionText”:”Vikas Khanna is an Indian celebrity chef who has cooked for the Obamas. But he says no experience is more rewarding than feeding millions of underprivileged fellow Indians. Ever since India’s first lockdown, the Michelin-starred chef, based in New York City, has delivered over 40 million meals across India. CNN’s Vedika Sud reports. “},{“title”:”Why she is volunteering to get infected with Covid-19 “,”duration”:”03:26″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/10/11/vaccine-challenge-trial-black-pkg-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/10/11/vaccine-challenge-trial-black-pkg-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201011075438-vaccine-challenge-trial-black-pkg-vpx-00001618-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2020/10/11/vaccine-challenge-trial-black-pkg-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”Citizens in the UK are asking the government for the chance to be deliberately infected with the coronavirus through challenge trials in the hopes of improving the development of a vaccine. “,”descriptionText”:”Citizens in the UK are asking the government for the chance to be deliberately infected with the coronavirus through challenge trials in the hopes of improving the development of a vaccine. “},{“title”:”Anti-lockdown protests across Europe despite surge in cases”,”duration”:”02:04″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/10/12/europe-anti-lockdown-protest-coronavirus-covid-19-soares-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/10/12/europe-anti-lockdown-protest-coronavirus-covid-19-soares-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201012151637-screengrab-europe-covid-protest-wrap-2-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2020/10/12/europe-anti-lockdown-protest-coronavirus-covid-19-soares-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”As Covid-19 cases rise in Europe, protests against government restrictions and lockdowns are popping up across the continent. u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/isa-soares” target=”_blank”>CNN’s Isa Soaresu003c/a> reports. “,”descriptionText”:”As Covid-19 cases rise in Europe, protests against government restrictions and lockdowns are popping up across the continent. u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/isa-soares” target=”_blank”>CNN’s Isa Soaresu003c/a> reports. “},{“title”:”How lockdowns can affect mental health”,”duration”:”02:38″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/10/09/uk-europe-coronavirus-covid-19-mental-health-lockdown-soares-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/10/09/uk-europe-coronavirus-covid-19-mental-health-lockdown-soares-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201009160433-screengrab-covid-19-mental-health-pip-rudge-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2020/10/09/uk-europe-coronavirus-covid-19-mental-health-lockdown-soares-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”Whilst lockdowns and social isolation help to curb the spread of coronavirus, it can have a severe impact on people’s mental health when their support systems are suddenly cut off. u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/isa-soares” target=”_blank”>CNN’s Isa Soaresu003c/a> reports. If you or someone you know is experiencing mental health difficulties, a worldwide directory of resources and international hotlines is provided by u003ca href=”https://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/” target=”_blank”>the International Association for Suicide Preventionu003c/a>. You can also turn to u003ca href=”https://www.befrienders.org/need-to-talk” target=”_blank”>Befrienders Worldwideu003c/a>.”,”descriptionText”:”Whilst lockdowns and social isolation help to curb the spread of coronavirus, it can have a severe impact on people’s mental health when their support systems are suddenly cut off. u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/isa-soares” target=”_blank”>CNN’s Isa Soaresu003c/a> reports. If you or someone you know is experiencing mental health difficulties, a worldwide directory of resources and international hotlines is provided by u003ca href=”https://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/” target=”_blank”>the International Association for Suicide Preventionu003c/a>. You can also turn to u003ca href=”https://www.befrienders.org/need-to-talk” target=”_blank”>Befrienders Worldwideu003c/a>.”},{“title”:”CNN gets exclusive access inside secretive Russian lab”,”duration”:”03:03″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/10/04/russia-gamaleya-institute-sputnik-v-coronavirus-vaccine-chance-pkg-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/10/04/russia-gamaleya-institute-sputnik-v-coronavirus-vaccine-chance-pkg-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201004161325-russia-gamaleya-institute-sputnik-v-coronavirus-vaccine-chance-pkg-vpx-00003613-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2020/10/04/russia-gamaleya-institute-sputnik-v-coronavirus-vaccine-chance-pkg-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/matthew-chance” target=”_blank”>Matthew Chanceu003c/a> got exclusive access to some of the labs at Gamaleya Institute, the secretive Russian government facility where scientists were able to produce what they say is a working Covid-19 vaccine before any of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical firms. Critics say this institute abandoned normal scientific practice in its quest for first place but, in a rare interview, its director and chief scientist Alexander Gintsburg defends his methods.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/matthew-chance” target=”_blank”>Matthew Chanceu003c/a> got exclusive access to some of the labs at Gamaleya Institute, the secretive Russian government facility where scientists were able to produce what they say is a working Covid-19 vaccine before any of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical firms. Critics say this institute abandoned normal scientific practice in its quest for first place but, in a rare interview, its director and chief scientist Alexander Gintsburg defends his methods.”},{“title”:”See what Havana’s streets look like amid pandemic”,”duration”:”02:38″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/travel/2020/10/02/cuba-havana-covid-19-coronavirus-pandemic-lockdown-oppmann-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”travel/2020/10/02/cuba-havana-covid-19-coronavirus-pandemic-lockdown-oppmann-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201002142458-cuba-havana-coronavirus-pandemic-lockdown-oppmann-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx-00004012-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/travel/2020/10/02/cuba-havana-covid-19-coronavirus-pandemic-lockdown-oppmann-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”Cuba has been in lockdown for 6 months with no commercial flights coming in or out of the island. Many of the country’s main tourist centers look like ghost towns with hotels and restaurants shuttered. CNN’s Patrick Oppmann reports.”,”descriptionText”:”Cuba has been in lockdown for 6 months with no commercial flights coming in or out of the island. Many of the country’s main tourist centers look like ghost towns with hotels and restaurants shuttered. CNN’s Patrick Oppmann reports.”},{“title”:”Millions in China are traveling again. See what it is like”,”duration”:”02:38″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/travel/2020/10/01/china-national-day-holiday-golden-week-travel-coronavirus-covid-19-culver-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”travel/2020/10/01/china-national-day-holiday-golden-week-travel-coronavirus-covid-19-culver-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201001111550-china-national-day-holiday-golden-week-travel-coronavirus-covid-19-culver-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx-00015728-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/travel/2020/10/01/china-national-day-holiday-golden-week-travel-coronavirus-covid-19-culver-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”Millions of people in China are traveling again during the first major holiday since the Covid-19 outbreak. As China shows its confidence in containing the pandemic, will getting the country moving around come at a risk? u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/david-culver” target=”_blank”>CNN’s David Culver u003c/a>reports. “,”descriptionText”:”Millions of people in China are traveling again during the first major holiday since the Covid-19 outbreak. As China shows its confidence in containing the pandemic, will getting the country moving around come at a risk? u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/david-culver” target=”_blank”>CNN’s David Culver u003c/a>reports. “},{“title”:”Why Mexico City is struggling to enforce hand washing”,”duration”:”02:21″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/09/28/mexico-coronavirus-covid-19-no-water-rivers-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/09/28/mexico-coronavirus-covid-19-no-water-rivers-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200928095214-mexico-coronavirus-covid-19-no-water-rivers-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx-00010601-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2020/09/28/mexico-coronavirus-covid-19-no-water-rivers-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”One of the main ways to fight Covid-19 is washing hands. But for many families in one of Mexico City’s poorest neighborhoods, this is not an option due to the lack of clean water. u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/matt-rivers” target=”_blank”>CNN’s Matt Riversu003c/a> reports. “,”descriptionText”:”One of the main ways to fight Covid-19 is washing hands. But for many families in one of Mexico City’s poorest neighborhoods, this is not an option due to the lack of clean water. u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/matt-rivers” target=”_blank”>CNN’s Matt Riversu003c/a> reports. “},{“title”:”‘I feel mentally exhausted and burned out:’ Doctors reflect on 1 million Covid-19 deaths”,”duration”:”03:22″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/09/25/one-million-coronavirus-death-doctors-lon-orig-bks.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/09/25/one-million-coronavirus-death-doctors-lon-orig-bks.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200928144339-one-million-deaths-for-orig-3-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2020/09/25/one-million-coronavirus-death-doctors-lon-orig-bks.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”Frontline doctors describe the struggles and challenges they have faced during the months-long fight against Covid-19.”,”descriptionText”:”Frontline doctors describe the struggles and challenges they have faced during the months-long fight against Covid-19.”},{“title”:”Worldwide pandemic draining resources from Al-Hol camp”,”duration”:”03:10″,”sourceName”:”CNNI”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/09/28/syria-al-hol-camp-humanitarian-aid-isis-ctw-vpx.cnni/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/09/28/syria-al-hol-camp-humanitarian-aid-isis-ctw-vpx.cnni”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200928120047-syria-al-hol-camp-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2020/09/28/syria-al-hol-camp-humanitarian-aid-isis-ctw-vpx.cnni/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”CNN’s Jomana Karadsheh takes a rare look inside Syria’s Al-Hol camp and the conditions of the women and children living there.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s Jomana Karadsheh takes a rare look inside Syria’s Al-Hol camp and the conditions of the women and children living there.”},{“title”:”Africa’s CDC chief explains continent’s low death rate”,”duration”:”02:56″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/09/25/africa-cdc-chief-john-nkengasong-interview-mckenzie-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/09/25/africa-cdc-chief-john-nkengasong-interview-mckenzie-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200925145950-screenshot-dr-john-nkengasong-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2020/09/25/africa-cdc-chief-john-nkengasong-interview-mckenzie-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”The Covid-19 death rate in Africa has defied expectations and stayed relatively low. 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