Its Official: Africans have a gene that protects against severe Covid-19

Its called the OAS1 gene. It is present in sub-Saharan Africans.
It was lost in europeans when they migrated out of Africa.

Actual study is here: s

Strangely as early as April 2020, scientists had began to question this genes’ relation with covid 19. ( ).

A specific form of a protein passed down from Neanderthals protects against severe COVID-19, and medications that boost levels of this protein could potentially help treat the disease, according to a study reported on medRxiv on Thursday ahead of peer review. The protein, called OAS1, is involved in the body’s response to viruses. People with higher levels of the Neanderthal-related form of OAS1 are less susceptible to COVID-19, and if they do become infected, they are at lower risk for hospitalization, intubation and death, the researchers found.

"This protective form of OAS1 is present in sub-Saharan Africans but was lost when the ancestors of modern-day Europeans migrated out of Africa. It was then re-introduced into the European population through mating with Neanderthals" who lived more than 40,000 years ago, said coauthor Brent Richards from the Jewish General Hospital and McGill University in Montreal. An earlier study linked a cluster of genes inherited from Neanderthals to higher risks of hospitalization from COVID-19. “These findings further implicate Neanderthal ancestry in COVID-19 severity,” Richards said.


Ditch your masks.

Paging @Bingwa Scrotum with his Sub-Saharan retorts. :smiley:

Mungu anatupenda. I used to tell @Purple we are alive because of God Almighty hand…

:D:D So, dont kill off the zebu. It might save the bovine clan one day.

These kinds of news will be rejected by the Kenya ministry of health because vaccine billions have already been divided out and everybody knows the size of their cut.

:D:D:D ni sawa na kusema " kwa vile nimeokoka wacha nitembe kwa moto kama daniel,meshack na huyo mwingine nimesahau Jina yake. Yesu Kristo atahakikisha nisichomeke."

Bingwa will quickly claim Sub-Saharan ancestry

He will simply claim that the same gene makes us susceptible to HIV and an extreme form of stupidity…very predictable


You also have to admit that Africans have been affected by covid more than Arabs

Information kama hio ni better kunyamazia

Bingwa is a Kisii arab wannabe

:smiley: Somalis have the same genotype with subsaharans.

Long live bonobos

now africans are immune to covid 19 this a trick call me paranoid .since the virus didn’t spread as expected.
Fake news

Please Note:
This article is a preprint and has not been peer reviewed. Readers should therefore be aware that articles on medRxiv have not been finalized by authors, might contain errors, and report information that has not yet been accepted or endorsed in any way by the scientific or medical community.
We also urge journalists and other individuals who report on medical research to the general public to consider this when discussing work that appears on medRxiv preprints and emphasize it has yet to be evaluated by the medical community and the information presented may be erroneous.

am very proud I wont degrade my self to that level to the animals am their master that’s the sacred law of nature.

Sasa watarudi lab wahalikishe wamepata yenye itatumaliza

Alar!!! Mwarabu stork ni mkisii?