Can copper sheets be used to kill the Covid virus?
- Chances68Lv 72 weeks ago
Uhm....? No, although it is possible covid would not live long on copper...
- 3 weeks ago
- ZirpLv 71 month ago
How can you kill something that isn't alive? Viruses don't eat, drink, metabolise, move or excrete
- Elaine MLv 71 month ago
No, it's not like the cold virus.
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- LudwigLv 71 month ago
Yes. You take two small copper sheets and a marker pen. You use the pen to draw a big black cross on one sheet, and you place the virus on the cross. Then you bring the other sheet down smartly on top of the first one. This will kill the virus. Also works for ants, cockroaches, spiders etc.
- Zac ZLv 71 month ago
Brother Zacphod is right, this is the wrong category.
That said, you don't need copper sheets; all you need is to wait because the virus under normal circumstances only survives a few days (less time on hairy, furry, "rough" surfaces, more time on smooth surfaces).So, if you are afraid to catch the virus from, say, a packet that comes with the mail, just put it aside for a few days.
And of course, the virus is no contact poison so you can also just handle whatever it is normally but wash your hands before you touch your face.
In the US (if that is where you are) many people seem to have their priorities a little wrong. It is much more important to stay distant and use masks when together with other people, especially indoors.
Infections from objects are negligible compared with catching the virus from another person. (Unless you grab somebody's handkerchief that they've just coughed or sneezed into and rub it all over your face. But I'm talking about behavior the normal people exhibit.)
The pandemic sucks because it forces us to reduce social interactions but one good thing about the virus is that the infection practically never happens via objects over a reasonable period of time.
I'm listening to a daily podcast of one of the leading virologists in Germany (I'm German) and he mentioned a few weeks ago that he isn't aware of a singe case where people have caught the virus from something like an object delivered by mail.
Regarding your specific suggestion, you should be careful in which form you would handle the copper. The copper might be more harmful than the probably negligible hazard you seek to eliminate.
- 1 month ago
WRONG FORUM. Epic fail.