“11 confirmed US coronavirus cases, experts warn of pandemic | ABC News”

2 comments on ““11 confirmed US coronavirus cases, experts warn of pandemic | ABC News”

  1. Some common colds are caused by types of Corona viruses too, though most caused by rhinoviruses. So, sort of a cold on steroids? Apparently it has a lipid coat. I recalled that you want to destroy or denature the lipid coat but not so easy to find anything on this, actually: “Chlorine, hydrogen peroxide, soaps, detergents or alcohol-based gels all disrupt the capsules of the viruses, and they’re no longer capable of being infectious,” https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/how-long-do-cold-and-flu-viruses-stay-contagious-on-public-surfaces

    “Most enveloped viruses cannot exist without their lipid coating so are destroyed when exposed to these detergents. Other viruses may not be destroyed but they are unable to reproduce rendering them non-infective.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virus_processing

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viral_envelope
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronavirus

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