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No evidence 'African blood' and black skin can ‘resist’ coronavirus

9 March 2020 2:46 PM
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Africa Check's Kate Wilkinson unpacks this and other claims that have been circulated about the virus.

Africa Check has reported that there is no evidence to support claims that African blood and black skin makes people resistant to coronavirus.

The fact checking publication was responding to a 14 February 2020 article on the site Af.feednews.com which reads "Chinese doctors confirmed African blood genetic composition resist coronavirus after student cured,"

Africa Check's deputy chief editor Kate Wilkinson joined Azania Mosaka in studio to unpack this and other claims about the virus.

When it comes to finding accurate information about this, if you go to all of those trustworthy legitimate sources, there is no one who has published any research, any credible information that suggests that this is the case.

Kate Wilkinson - Deputy editor - Africa Check

What is also important to point out is that Africans have been found to be the most genetically diverse people on earth...so there isn't something that is just ours when it comes to genetics.

Kate Wilkinson - Deputy editor - Africa Check

Click on the link below to hear more....


9 March 2020 2:46 PM
Tags:
Coronavirus
coronavirus cases
COVID-19

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