Covid-19 Info from Johns Hopkins Hospital Part 1
The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule covered by a thin outer layer of fat. When absorbed by the mucosal cells of the eyes, nose, or mouth, it changes their genetic code and converts them into aggressor and multiplier cells. The virus remains very stable in the cold and needs moisture and darkness to stay stable; therefore, it will degrade faster in dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments.
The protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own when its protective fat layer is dissolved. Foam from soap and heat from water can accomplish this. Washing your hands for 20 seconds or more creates more foam and using water above 77 degrees Fahrenheit for washing hands, clothes, and surfaces dissolves the virus’ fat layer. 65% alcohol or any mixture with that concentration also does the same thing. UV light breaks down the virus protein. A mixture of 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaking it down from the inside. Pure peroxide also dissolves the virus protein, although it irritates your skin.