Possible Correlation between COVID-19 Contagion and Y-DNA Haplogroup R1b

  title={Possible Correlation between COVID-19 Contagion and Y-DNA Haplogroup R1b},
  author={Sebastiano Schillaci},
In this work, the linear correlation between the initial growth rate of COVID-19 contagion and the average Y-DNA haplogroup percentages in different countries is computed. In the case of haplogroup R1b, a positive correlation with high confidence level is found. Utilizing the maximum R1b percentages in place of the average ones, a more significant result is obtained. Considering an extended R1b data set, correlations with even higher confidence level are found (p-values 3.94E-7 and 2.40E-9… 
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