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Scientists: Asians at much higher risk due to ACE2 cells

"This might explain the observation that the new Coronavirus pandemic and previous SARS-Cov pandemic are concentrated in the Asian area"

East Asians have more receptors (over 5 times more) favoring the viral process, specifically ACE2-expressing cells.

These are all variants known to positively influence the amount of ACE2-expressing cells:

East Asian A=1.00
African A=0.988
South Asian A=0.82
American A=0.79
Europe A=0.66
East Asian G=0.54
South Asian G=0.47
American G=0.30
Europe G=0.20
African G=0.101
East Asian C=0.99
African C=0.900
South Asian C=0.78
American C=0.71
Europe C=0.53
East Asian G=0.96
South Asian G=0.71
American G=0.72
Europe G=0.65
African G=0.454
East Asian G=0.99
African G=0.807
South Asian G=0.80
American G=0.75
Europe G=0.65
East Asian C=0.98
South Asian C=0.71
American C=0.71
Europe C=0.64
African C=0.453
Huge variance across populations, with East Asians usually at the top (meaning highest risk infection), and Europeans usually at the bottom (meaning lowest risk infection).
Thank you Big Brained Anon for helping me with this.
ACE2: Genotyping Data

N= Sample Size BTW, not the percent of ACE2
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