Information regarding Covid-19 Virus from John Hopkins University Hospital.
The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule covered by a protective shell of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, converts into aggressor/multiplier cells.
Since the virus is a protein molecule rather than a living organism, it is not "killed", but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of surface on which it lies.
The virus is fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is an effective antiviral, because the foam cuts the fat (that is why you have to rub so much, for 20 seconds or more, to make lots of foam).
Once the fat layer is dissolved, the protein molecule disintegrates on its own.
Heat melts fat, this is why it is effective to use hot water (>25 degrees Celsius) for washing hands, clothes and everything. In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more effective.
Any solution containing more than 65% alcohol dissolves fat, including the external lipid layer of the virus.
Listerine is therefore effective, as it is 65% alcohol.
Any solution containing 1 part bleach and 5 parts water dissolves protein, breaking down from the inside.
Peroxide dissolves the virus protein but must be used undiluted which is tough on the skin.
Vinegar is not effective because it does not break down the fat layer.
No bactericide or antibiotic is effective. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria therefore antibiotics cannot kill the virus.
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