Johns Hopkins University: Understanding the Corona Virus
Posted: 28 Mar 2020 11:40 AM PDT
An excellent explanation that’s easy to understand.
The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code (mutation) and converts them into aggressor and multiplier cells.
Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.
The virus is very fragile. The only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy. The foam CUTS the FAT. That is why you have to rub so much, 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam. By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.
HEAT melts fat. This is why it is so good to use water above 25 degrees Celsius for washing hands, clothes and everything. In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.
Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.
Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.
Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because hydrogen peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin, so wear gloves.
NO BACTERICIDE HELPS. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria. So, you cannot kill what is not alive with antibiotics. But antibiotics can quickly disintegrate the structure of the virus.
NEVER shake clothing, sheets or cloth.
While the virus is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates between 3 hours (fabric and porous).
It disintegrates in 4 hours on copper, because it (copper) is naturally antiseptic.
It disintegrates in 4 hours on wood, because it removes all the moisture and does not let it peel off.
It disintegrates in 24 hours on cardboard, in 42 hours on metal, and in 72 hours on plastic. But if you shake the virus off a surface, or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose.
The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial as air conditioners in houses and cars. They also need moisture to stay stable, and especially darkness. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.
UV LIGHT on any object that may contain the virus, breaks down the virus protein, for example, so for disinfecting and reusing a mask it’s perfect. But be careful, disinfecting with UV also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin, eventually causing wrinkles and skin cancer.
The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.
Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.
NO SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, can help. The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.
LISTERINE HELPS IF it is 65% alcohol.
The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated the space, the less concentration of the virus.
This is repeatedly said, but you have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc. And when using the bathroom.
You have to use a moisturizer to HUMIDIFY DRY HANDS from so much washing of them, because the molecules can hide in the micro cracks. The thicker the moisturizer, the better.
Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.