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Polish scientists find gene that doubles risk of serious COVID

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WARSAW (Reuters) – Polish scientists have found a gene that they say more than doubles the risk of becoming severely ill with COVID-19, a discovery they hope could help doctors identify people who are most at risk from the disease. With vaccine hesitancy a major factor behind high coronavirus death rates in central and eastern Europe, researchers hope that identifying those at greatest risk will encourage them to get a shot and give them access to more intensive treatment options in case of an infection. “After more than a year and a half of work it was possible to identify a gene responsible …

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