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Husen asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 2 months ago

Is the corona virus immortal?

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Everything is mortal.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No. They die within days out in the environment if they cannot find a cell to invade. They can easily become extinct.  If a person has it, he/she either kills the virus (in most cases) or he/she is killed by the virus. The only way the virus can survive is if it can find a new host to infect before the person dies. That is why a quarantine can be so effective in stopping the spread of the virus and other viruses such as Ebola and SARS. When in quarantine, a person cannot spread the disease, so whether the virus is killed by the body of the patient or if the virus kills the patient, the virus cannot spread, and the chain is broken. The SARS virus is a good example. It was effectively isolated and it is no longer around, except inside a laboratory.

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  • 2 months ago

    Strictly speaking, viruses can't die, for the simple reason that they aren't alive in the first place. 

    Although they contain genetic instructions in the form of DNA (or the related molecule, RNA), viruses can't thrive independently. Instead, they must invade a host organism and hijack its genetic instructions.

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  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    it appears to be.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    What do you mean immortal? It's a virus so no it dies pretty quickly outside of an organism (it's just a lipid packet with RNA inside).

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  • Jim
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    2 months ago

    No. It is actually fairly unstable and will probably change considerably.

    "The novel coronavirus which is responsible for the emerging COVID-19 pandemic mutates at an average of about two mutations per month"

    https://bedford.io/blog/ncov-cryptic-transmission/

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  • 2 months ago

    Assuming it is immune to every known vaccine

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