A common allele of HLA is associated with asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection

Why do some people never get symptoms of COVID, however others develop Long Covid? Nature just published today a compelling report on this issue. The full paper can be found below:

A common allele of HLA is associated with asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection | Nature

Furthermore, Dr. Eric Topol (Physician and Scientist, USA) wrote in his Ground Truths blog about this important new report and two papers published last week (Genome-wide Association Study of Long COVID and Genetic Risk Factors for Severe and Fatigue Dominant Long COVID and Commonalities with ME/CFS Identified by Combinatorial Analysis) on the genetics of Long Covid. Do not miss his review of these 3 new studies where he also contextualise their importance.

It is important to highlight that one of these studies (Genome-wide Association Study of Long COVID) has been carried out in the frame of the Long COVID project. Congratulations to Dr. Hanna M. Ollila and Dr. Vilma Lammi (FIMM, University of Helsinki, official Long COVID partner) for the coordination of the study and this relevant paper.