Allergic people have nearly 40% lower risk of getting COVID-19: study

Asia's Tech News Daily

allergies, Coronavirus, public health, study says, united kingdom

People with allergies have a significantly lower chance of testing positive for coronavirus, according to the Queen Mary University of London. Alamy Stock Photo

People who suffer from allergic conditions have a lower risk for developing COVID-19, according to a new U.K. study.

The research from the Queen Mary University of London was published Thursday in the journal Thorax.

Analyzing data from more than 16,000 adults between May 1, 2020, and Feb. 5, 2021, the authors asked participants to provide information about their age, household circumstances, job, lifestyle, weight, height, longstanding medical conditions, medication use, vaccination status and diet and supplement intake upon enrollment in the study in an online questionnaire.

Monthly follow-up questionnaires captured incident COVID-19 and the researchers used logistic regression models to estimate the associations between potential risk factors and the odds of developing COVID-19.

15,227 people – with the majority women and nearly 95% who identified their ethnic origin as White – filled out at least one follow-up questionnaire and 14,348 people completed the final questionnaire. The average age of the participants was 59.

In total, 446 cases of coronavirus were recorded, or nearly 3% of participants. Thirty-two people were admitted to the hospital.

Those with atopic diseases like eczema and those with hay fever or rhinitis had a 23% lower risk of contracting the disease.

Including people who suffer from asthma, there was a 38% lower risk of infection – even after accounting for the use of steroid inhalers.

allergies, Coronavirus, public health, study says, united kingdom

Only 32 out of 15,227 people with allergies were admitted to the positive for COVID-19.


Taking immunosuppressants was also associated with 53% lower odds of infection, although the authors noted this statistic may reflect greater shielding from infection by these patients.

Contrary to past studies, the researchers found that older age, male sex and other underlying conditions were not linked to a higher risk of infection,

Alternatively, people of Asian and Asian British ethnicity, household overcrowding, socializing indoors with other households, holding a front-line occupation excluding health and social care and raised body mass index or obesity were independently associated with a heightened risk.

Adults who were Asian or Asian British had twice the risk of testing positive compared with White U.K. adults and the greater the number of people sharing a household and the higher the number of visits made to indoor public places, the higher the odds of getting COVID-19.

The researchers said the study shows that there is limited overlap between risk factors for developing COVID-19 and those for ICU admission and death, as reported in hospitalized cohorts.

They also note that the study is observational and cannot establish cause.

Other limitations include that there was no oversight of COVID-19 swab testing and the reliance on results of testing usually prompted by symptoms – potentially missing asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection.

In addition, ethnic minorities were underrepresented in the study.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related


Portsmouth poised to finalise transfer swoop for Championship attacker

© Provided by Football League World Championship – AFC Bournemouth v Coventry City Portsmouth are set to sign Tyler Walker from Coventry City on loan for the rest of the ... Read more »

Manchester United awarded most penalties in Europe's ‘big five' leagues – study

© Alamy Stock Photo Cristiano Ronaldo scores a penalty. MANCHESTER UNITED’S reputation for winning penalties remains intact with a new study showing they benefit more often than any team in ... Read more »

Man United preparing big offer for "quality" £31.5m-rated beast, fans will be buzzing - opinion

© Provided by Football FanCast Manchester United, MUFC, Premier League, Ronald Araujo, MUFC, Old Trafford, Barcelona, La Liga Manchester United are under pressure to make signings this January after displaying ... Read more »

Pakistan's economic pivot inspires little hope of thaw with India

© Provided by The Times of India The focus on geo-economics in Pakistan’s national security policy, as announced last week, is a welcome departure from the past but the policy ... Read more »

‘It would have happened already': Glen Johnson drops emphatic claim on West Ham transfer target

© Provided by Transfer Tavern west ham star jesse lingard in action According to former West Ham defender Glen Johnson (as shared by, if Jesse Lingard wanted to join ... Read more »

Norway's FHI: The risk of hospitalization with omicron is estimated at 0.2%

The risk of hospitalization with omicron infection is estimated at 0.2 percent, according to the FHI. Almost all corona cases in Norway now are cases of the omicron variant, which ... Read more »

Motherwell's plans after Tony Watt exit revealed by Graham Alexander

Tony Watt is set to complete an immediate switch to Dundee United after Motherwell accepted an offer for the striker. © New Dundee Utd signing Tony Watt is unveiled at ... Read more »

John Souttar: Selection hint as Robbie Neilson appeals for calm and fans focus on Europe, not Rangers exit

Robbie Neilson wants Hearts fans to focus on driving the Jambos into Europe rather than on John Souttar’s decision to depart. © Scotland defender John Souttar is on the move ... Read more »

Canadiens return Ylonen, Harvey-Pinard and Fairbrother to Laval

© Provided by The Gazette Montreal Canadiens’ Jesse Ylonen handles the puck during first period against the Philadelphia Flyers in Montreal on Dec. 16, 2021. With players returning to the ... Read more »

Victoria's Secret has opened a e-commerce store for Australian customers

© Bang Showbiz Victoria’s Secret has opened a e-commerce store for Australia-based customers Victoria’s Secret has opened an online outlet in Australia. The lingerie giant – who has over 1400 ... Read more »

Tatiana Calderón Will Race IndyCar's Road Courses Next Season

Tatiana Calderón, the former Formula 2 and current FIA World Endurance Championship driver, has signed with AJ Foyt Racing for a partial 2022 IndyCar season. Her schedule will include every ... Read more »

BBC calls licence decision ‘disappointing' after Nadine Dorries confirms two-year fee freeze – live

LIVE – Updated at 18:26 Latest updates: Culture secretary rebuked by Speaker for tweeting announcement on Sunday as BBC says decision will impact on programming. Early evening summary 18:26 Nadine ... Read more »

DNA Exclusive: BJP vs Congress vs AAP - who will win the battle for Uttarakhand?

© Provided by Zee News NEW DELHI: Zee News has conducted one of the biggest opinion polls ever in the history of India and tried to capture the mood of ... Read more »

Weekend curfew helping reduce Covid caseload, no lockdown in Delhi: Jain

© Provided by Hindustan Times Satyendar Jain said the focus is on vaccinating maximum people. (Hindustan Times) New Delhi: Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said that the Covid-19 has been ... Read more »

Travis Kelce shared a heartwarming moment with his mom when she asked a surprise question at his post-game press conference

© USA Today Travis Kelce was clearly happy to see his mom in the press room. USA Today Travis Kelce’s mom gave him a heartwarming surprise by turning up to ... Read more »

Have you tried to get free home Covid-19 tests at a retailer? Tell us about it.

Many Americans can now get home Covid-19 tests at no cost through their private insurance. They can obtain the tests from pharmacies, retailers and online vendors. © David Dermer/AP FILE ... Read more »

The Queen joked that there is one colour she could never wear

The image that the Royal Family sends out to the public is hugely crucial because it forms the basis of people’s opinions on them, as well as the purpose they ... Read more »

Alastair Cook Reacts to Virat Kohli's resignation, Lauds Former Captain For Building World-Beating Side

© Provided by News18 Alastair Cook Reacts to Virat Kohli’s resignation, Lauds Former Captain For Building World-Beating Side In a massive development, Virat Kohli on Saturday announced that he will ... Read more »

Tiffany Watson reveals plans for wedding with Cameron McGeehan

From bridesmaids to a vegan menu, Tiffany Watson has revealed her plans for upcoming wedding to footballer fiancé, Cameron McGeehan. The Made In Chelsea star, 28, took to Instagram stories ... Read more »

Special Task Force in-charge Harbans Singh awarded fifth DGP commendation disc

© Provided by Hindustan Times AIG Snehdeep Sharma awarded DGP commendation disc to Special Task Force in-charge Inspector Harbans Singh in Ludhiana. (HT File) Special Task Force (STF) Ludhiana zone in-charge, ... Read more »

Some fans say ‘amazing' Jacob Ramsey is ‘so underrated'

Aston Villa came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Manchester United on Saturday and Jacob Ramsey was one of many players who impressed. The 20-year-old got on the ... Read more »

Sky's the limit! Family beat lockdown boredom by building their own plane

Most of us passed the long hours at home during lockdown by baking banana bread or binge watching Netflix documentaries. The more ambitious tried their hands at learning a new ... Read more »

Guinea's ex-president Conde leaves country

© JOHN WESSELS Alpha Conde was deposed as president of Guinea in a coup last September Guinea’s former president Alpha Conde left the West African state on Monday, two officials ... Read more »

National Lottery draw LIVE: Huge £3.6m Set For Life jackpot TONIGHT after EuroMillions & Lotto numbers revealed

THE Set For Life draw returns this evening and one lucky winner could be in with the chance of winning £10,000 a month for the next 30 years. The draw ... Read more »

Soccer - England to host Switzerland as part of World Cup preparations

(Reuters) – England will host Switzerland in a friendly at Wembley on March 26 as part of their preparations for this year’s Qatar World Cup, the Football Association (FA) said ... Read more »

Rabbi recounts hostage ordeal escape: ‘I threw a chair at the gunman'

When a gun-wielding suspect grew frustrated and belligerent that his demands were not being met, Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker felt he was facing a life-or-death situation, and he said he knew ... Read more »

Rainbow Six Extraction launch and pre-load times for all platforms and regions

© Provided by GamePur Like a mutated monster waiting in ambush, Rainbow Six Extraction is just around the corner. The game can indeed be considered a mutation, as it mutates ... Read more »

Activision Blizzard's Bobby Kotick is reportedly still hiding information amid workplace misconduct

© Provided by Dot Esports Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick is reported to have hidden several moves the company has made in response to sexual harassment and misconduct allegations, according ... Read more »

GOP Rep Massie vows to ‘not show papers' as DC vaccination order kicks in

Rep. Thomas Massie slammed the new Washington DC mask mandate saying that he and his staffers will not comply. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Republican Rep. Thomas Massie has vowed to ... Read more »

Romeo Beckham stuns social media by looking identical to both of his parents in GQ cover

© The FA via Getty Images Romeo Beckham Victoria and David Beckham’s son, Romeo Beckham, has been unveiled as GQ Korea’s February cover star – and everyone is saying the ... Read more »

‘Hero' grandma saved Cracker Barrel coworker from mugger before being shot dead

Robin Baucom worked at a Cracker Barrel near Houston for 34 years. Facebook A grandma who worked as a manager at a Cracker Barrel is being hailed as a hero ... Read more »

FDA approves first arthritis pain treatment for cats

Solensia is the first monoclonal antibody new animal drug approved by the FDA for use in any animal species. Getty Images/EyeEm The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first treatment for ... Read more »

Man who caused three day Marsden Moor blaze is jailed for a year

A man has been jailed for accidentally causing a three day moorland blaze that was tackled by more than 100 firefighters after he set off a firework in front of ... Read more »

Verkürzung der Gültigkeit wegen EU: Ältere Covid-Zertifikate könnten Anfang Februar verfallen

Wer vor Mai 2021 seine zweite Impfdosis erhalten hat und nicht geboostert ist, könnte ab dem 1. Februar ohne Covid-Zertifikat dastehen. Dies hat das Bundesamt für Gesundheit (BAG) am Montag ... Read more »

SC hopes Speaker will Decide in 2 weeks on Mukul Roy issue

The SC on Monday expressed hope that the West Bengal assembly Speaker will decide within two weeks a plea seeking disqualification of Mukul Roy, who defected to the Trinamool from ... Read more »

Schweizer Züge als Bestseller: Das sind 8 Tops und Flops von Spuhlers Stadler Rail

Stadler Rail kann bis 504 Tramzüge nach Deutschland und Österreich liefern. Ein weiteres Highlight für Patron Peter Spuhler. Bei Stadler Rail gibt es jedoch auch ein Sorgenkind. Die Übersicht. Der ... Read more »

Covid-19 may upset plan to host Central Asian leaders on January 26

New Delhi: The government is unlikely to go ahead with its plan of inviting the heads of the five Central Asian nations for this year’s Republic Day celebration, according to ... Read more »

Celebs Go Dating star storms off set after explosive bust-up with the agents on camera

CELEBS Got Dating viewers should prepare for its most dramatic series yet, warns Ryan-Mark.  The former Apprentice star admits he walked out after a furious bust-up with the agents. Celeb's ... Read more »

NASA discovers new Jupiter-sized planet which is 120 times bigger than Earth

A new planet with three times the mass of Jupiter has been discovered in the galaxy. Dubbed TOI-2180 b, the planet was found by Citizen Scientist Tom Jacobs using data ... Read more »

West Lothian football club to hold free sessions for visually impaired kids

Bathgate Thistle Community Football Club have partnered with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) Scotland to host free football training sessions for children aged eight to 16 with ... Read more »
On you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic