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The Panther Study explained

Study aims to find why some people with coronavirus are more susceptible to serious illness

A new study is investigating the effect of conditions like obesity and diabetes in an effort to find out why some people get so ill from coronavirus – while others barely have symptoms.

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Nottingham’s Panther study is trying to find out whether the answer lies in our genes. Their study, tracking more than 600 healthcare workers, aims to better understand susceptibility, immunity and transmission of Covid-19.

Coronavirus: BAME deaths urgently need to be understood, including any potential genetic component.

The difference in COVID-19 death rates between white people and black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people in the UK is shocking. One recent report found that, between the beginning of February and the end of April 2020, black people in England were 71% more likely than white people to die from COVID-19. And Asian people were 62% more likely.

Coronavirus: NHS staff to help find out why people get sick

Hundreds of frontline NHS workers who've been exposed to coronavirus are donating blood samples to find out why some of them contract Covid-19 and others don't.

It's hoped the University of Nottingham research at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham will give us a better understanding of how the disease works and could mean patients get more efficient, tailor-made treatments.

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New research will explore why COVID-19 hits some harder than others

A new study will examine why some people who contract COVID-19 have symptoms and others don’t, and will question why, out of those who become symptomatic, not all become seriously ill.

COVID-19 is a global healthcare crisis and while there are a large number of deaths recorded, it is clear that not every person who contracts COVID-19 reacts in the same way.

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PANdemic Tracking of HEalthcare woRkers

COVID-19 in Healthcare Workers study
In association with the University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust