A must read information on COVID-19 coming from Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins, founded in 1876, is America’s first research university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working together as one university. Johns Hopkins University sent this excellent summary to avoid contagion.
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 bucal mucosa changes their genetic code (mutation) and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cell.
Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it cannot be 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 layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the soap CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much: for 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 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, break 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 you skin.
No bactericide serves: The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; they can not kill what is not alive with antibiotics but quickly disintegrate its structure with everything said.
Never shake used and unused sheets or cloths, while it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates between 3 hours, (fabric and porous), 4 hours (copper because it is naturally antiseptic; and wood, because it removes all the moisture and does not let it peel off and disintegrates) 24 hours (cardboard) 42 hours (metal) and 72 hours (plastic) but if you shake it 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 remains very stable in external cold or artificial as air conditioners in houses and cars. They also need moisture to stay stable and especially in darkness. Therefore, dehumidify, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.
UV light on any object that may contain it breaks the virus protein. For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask is perfect. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin, eventually causing wrinkle and skin cancer.
The virus cannot go through healthy skin. Vinegar is not useful because it does not breakdown the protective layer of fat. No spirit or vinegar serves. The strongest vinegar is 40% alcohol and you need 65%.
Listering if it serves, is 65% alcohol. The more confined the space, the more concentration of virus there can be. The more open and naturally ventilated the less.
This is supper said, but you have to wash your hand after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, remote control, cellphones, watches, computer, TV, etc., and when using the bathroom.
You have to humidify hands dry from so much washing 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.
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