Just got through reading an article about how an entire family, old to young (teens), came down with COVID. One of the grandparents died from it, and others, including the teens, ended up in the hospital or ICU. I've heard similar stories since all this started last year. It got me thinking, that out of the 8 people in my immediate family (not including spouses, but including my 90yo mother), none of us have tested positive for COVID. Have there been any studies done about the role genetics may play in susceptibility to viruses? My family includes teachers and businesspeople, 60s down to 50 (for the "kids") and even the extended family, including spouses and my nephews and nieces and greats of the same, I know of no one who has tested positive, and if any of us have had it, it wasn't significant for us to know.
Just curious about the role genetics may play which would see entire families be susceptible and other families not be touched at all or to know significance. Anyone read or heard anything along those lines?
are focused on why people with certain genetics are more susceptible to Covid. No one in my family has gotten Covid (all vaccinated though), and I've had multiple exposures recently to positive cases without getting it. I think genetics have to play some role in it, we'll probably learn more down the road...
think about other diseases, viruses, and illnesses. Your genetic makeup is a key factor.
Diabetes. Heart disease. Cancer. Obesity. Brittle bones. Things tend to "run" in families. Even colds and the flu, which is also a virus. I've never had the flu. Nobody in my family ever had the flu - mom, dad, siblings, etc. Just something we never had to deal with. Lucky that way.
Of course Covid will be similar. Hits some families hard, others not at all.
It's a shame the powers that be cannot - or worse, won't - make that sort of information available.