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Avoiding transmission of the Coronavirus

Viruses are tiny and relatively simple.

They exist as scraps of genetic code wrapped in a protein and lipid (fat) overcoat, measuring about one thousandth of the diameter of a human hair, and much smaller than bacteria

It is debatable whether viruses are living, since they hijack the cells in our bodies to create more viruses by turning the cells into virus factories.

This is why viral infections – such as the common cold – are so tricky to treat: they’re hard to combat without also damaging the cells the virus has infected.

The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat.  That's why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam breaks up the grease (that's why you have to rub so much: for at least 20 seconds or more, and make a lot of foam).  By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.

How to dissolve the layer of fat :

HEAT melts the fat;  use water above 25֠ C to wash your hands, clothes and everything else.  In addition, hot water produces more foam which makes it even more useful.

Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol greater than 65% dissolves any fat, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.

Any mixture with 1 part of bleach and 5 parts of water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.

NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or clothing.  While it is on a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates between 3 hours (fabric and porous material), 4 hours (copper, because it is naturally antiseptic; and wood, because it removes all moisture and does not let it detach and so disintegrates), 24 hours (cardboard), 42 hours (metal) and 72 hours (plastic).  But if you shake it, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours and can settle in your nose.

Viral molecules remain very stable in external or artificial cold air like air conditioners in homes and cars.  They also need moisture to remain stable and especially darkness.  Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it more quickly. UV LIGHT on any object that may contain it breaks the virus protein. 

The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin. But it can transmit from your hands to your mouth, nose and eyes. 

Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break the protective layer of fat.

NO ALCOHOL.  (The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol and you need 65% to dissolve the fat round the virus.)

The more space is limited, the higher the concentration of the virus.  Open spaces, or naturally ventilate your house: open the window. 

Wash your hands a lot, because molecules can hide in micro wrinkles or cuts.  And keep your nails short

Nikki Rycroft · Mon 30 Mar 2020, 15:36 · Link

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