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vstargal: From Johns Hopkins University
* 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 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 upon which it lies.
* The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why soap or detergent is the best remedy. Soap CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub for 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.
* HEAT melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees F) 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 FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.
* A mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaking it down from the inside.
* Hydrogen Peroxide helps because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it damages your skin.
* NO BACTERICIDE SERVES. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; you cannot kill what is not alive with antibiotics.
* NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While it is adhered to a porous surface, the virus is inert and disintegrates
after 3 hours- fabric (porous),
4 hours- copper (naturally antiseptic) and wood (removes all the moisture),
24 hours- cardboard,
42 hours- metal,
and 72 hours- plastic.
But if you shake the material or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours potentially lodging in your nose.
* The virus molecules remain very stable in outdoor cold air, or in air conditioned indoor air. The virus needs moisture to stay stable, and darkness. Dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.
* UV LIGHT breaks down the virus protein. Can be used to disinfect a reusable mask.
* The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.
* Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.
* SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, are not useful. The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.
* LISTERINE is 65% alcohol.
* The more confined the space, the more concentrated of the virus there can be.
* You’ve heard this before: you have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote controls, cell phones, watches, computers, desks, TVs, etc. And, when using the bathroom.
* You should moisturize your hands. So much washing creates microcracks where the virus can hide. A thicker moisturizer is better.
* Keep your NAILS SHORT.