A recent analysis of blood from black Africans has shown that the population has a higher level of immunity to COVID-19.
According to News24, the Western Cape Department of Health head, Dr. Keith Cloete, confirmed that all antibodies tests from blood donations taken in January were divided into different racial groups.
The results have shown that in the Eastern Cape, 70% of black people developed antibodies to COVID-19, while 50% were asian, 40% coloured and only 20% white people.
Cloete added that black patients whose blood had COVID-19 antibodies did not have any symptoms and were not aware that they even had the virus.
These discoveries were made as part of systems used to prepare as a response to a possible third wave.
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