The following is from Irene Ken, MD, whose daughter is an Asst. Prof in infectious diseases at 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. (mutation) and convert 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, because the soap foam 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.
HOT WATER TO WASH:
* HEAT melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 77 degrees Fahrenheit 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 peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.
BACTERICIDE AND ANTIBIOTICS DO NOT WORK.
The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibodies cannot kill what is not alive.
DONT SHAKE OUT YOUR CLOTHES:
NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only
RATE OF DECAY:
- FABRIC: Appx 3 hours
- COPPER AND WOOD: 4 hours
- CARDBOARD: 24 hours
- METAL: 42 hours
- PLASTIC: 72 hours
DONT DUST OR SHAKE:
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.
COLD IS BAD:
The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial as air conditioners in houses and cars.
LESS HUMIDITY AND BRIGHT LIGHT:
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 it breaks down 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.
* 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 works. The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.
* The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.
WHEN TO WASH:
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. (Really just about any time you touch any surface)
MOISTURIZE YOUR HANDS:
Wash and then moisturize, because the molecules can hide in the micro cracks. The thicker the moisturizer, the better.
CUT YOUR NAILS:
Keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.