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Study: Arab Bodies Fight Coronavirus Better than Westerners, Asians

Mon 20 Apr 2020 | 04:10 PM
Ahmed Moamar

A research team of the Society of Genetic Engineers in Jordan have authored a study that shed light on the reasons for the Arabs' resistance to the Coronavirus.

They have published a part of that study which explains how the Arab bodies resist the coronal bodies to the Coronavirus. Unlike the population of the Western countries who don't have those effective at all. .

Ramzi Fouda ,president of the Jordanian society said in a statement posted on the society's Facebook's page, that the Coronavirus doesn't threaten peoples communities in Middle East like the other populations in various parts of the world nowadays. He depended on a research that is still under study by the experts of the society.

The team research is led by both of Dr. Walid Al-Zyoud and his colleague Dr. Hazem Haddad. The two experts and their team which are working as part of a research project sponsored by the Scientific Research Fund ( RSF) under the Ministry of Higher Education in Jordan.

The research says that the Arabs of the Middle East possess "genetics named SNPS" (a polymorphism in Single-nucleotide polymorphism). Those microscopic bodies differ from East Asia and Europe. They enable the Arab bodies to combat easily the deadly virus.

He explained that the pulmonary cell in the Arab bodies in the Middle East possesses "ACЕ 2" less by 1 to 1000 for communities in East Asian and European according to the results on "BIoinformatics", meaning that the virus depends on receptors present on the surface of pulmonary cell "ACE 2.

The research gives an example: If one virus invades a pulmonary cell of a person of Arab Middle Eastern origin, the pulmonary cell of a person from East Asia or Europe will have 1000 viruses associated with it. And thus the immune system will resist the lowest number of the virus associated with ease.

The research was based on the fact that the influenza virus in East Asia and Europe is sometimes fatal. But in Arab Middle Eastern societies it is considered an ordinary disease for the same reason.

It was also based on Israeli statistics compared to the West Bank population of Arab origins, as they live in the same environment and geographical location, and there is a large variation in cases and mortality rates, as the genetic material of the virus has not changed and record mutations.