Some facts about COVID 19
Some facts about COVID 19 and the Coronavirus family
The Virus is not 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.
- As the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it isn’t killed, but instead decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and the type of material/surface it is on.
- The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. This is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy because the foam cuts through the fat.
By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and it 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 helping to accelerate the decomposition.
- 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 breaking it down from the inside.
- Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.
- Bactericides or antibiotics won’t work. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibiotics cannot kill something which is not living.
- Don’t shake used clothing, sheets or cloths. While it is on a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates slowly. Contact survival time is as follows:3 hours (fabric and porous)
4 hours (copper and wood)
24 hours (cardboard)
42 hours (metal)
72 hours (plastic)
Remember that it you shake clothing or a duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge on other hard surfaces and skin.
- The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial environments such as air conditioners in houses, offices and vehicles
- The virus also needs moisture to stay stable, and especially darkness. Therefore in dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments it will degrade it faster.
- UV light on any object that may contain the virus breaks down the protein. So you can use UV light to clean a mask. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin.
- The virus cannot enter the body go through healthy skin. Therefore the eyes, nose and mouth are the obvious points of entry.
- Vinegar is will not work because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.
- No traditional alcohol spirits will work. The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.
- Listerine is effective as it is 65% alcohol.
- The more confined the space the higher the concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated the space the less virus there will be.
- 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 again when using the bathroom.
- Moisturise your skin if you are cleaning your hands regularly. Keep your nails short.