Nothing Can’t Kill This One, No!
Researchers have found that novel coronavirus can survive extremely high temperatures of a nuclear explosion.
In an experiment at the University of Aix-Marseille in France, researchers were unable to nuke the coronavirus. The sample, an infected African green monkey kidney cells, was kept in a 140-degree Fahrenheit room. In both ‘clean and dirty’ condition of the room, the virus wasn’t affected.
Highlights! A study finds that Coronavirus can survive a nuclear explosion
- Heat Might be Effective After All
- But Heat is Not the Answer
As a development in the behavior of the virus researchers found that it replicates even when exposed for an hour at the 140-degree temperature.
Finally, 15 minutes of exposure to 197.6-degree temperature was able to kill the coronavirus
Heat Might be Effective After All
The research finds that most patients have lower viral loads than those tested in the vials. Suggesting that lower heat levels could potentially be effective to kill the virus.
“Sunlight destroys the virus quickly.”
A leaked Department Of Home Security briefing reinstates the theory. The briefing talks about experiments conducted by the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center that addresses biological threats.
The brief about the surface-to-surface transmission of the COVID-19 mentions that the transmission outdoors is lower during daylight. Similarly, under higher temperature and humidity.
However, it cautions against enclosed areas with low humidity. Meaning, an airplane cabin may require additional care to minimize transmission risk.
Heat is Not the Answer
Many people believe that summer might end the virus’ transmission. However, experts and WHO have their reasons to believe otherwise.
COVID-19 has multiple strains which makes the behavior of the virus quite novel. These strains of COVID-19 virus can mutate depending on the environment – that’s how all viruses behave. This makes the novel coronavirus survive and thrive in various geographical climates and regions.
Hence, the WHO has appealed to people to follow protective measures regardless of the climate or geography. Based on the evidence so far, WHO has concluded that the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in everywhere. This includes areas with hot and humid weather. Thus, summers might not stop the virus transmission in all affected locations.
Similarly, exposing yourself to the Sun or temperatures above 25 degrees Celsius will not protect you from catching novel coronavirus. Florida Are You Listening?
Coronavirus can survive a nuke explosion but we can survive only by washing your hands.
So, Stay Home! Stay Safe!