A coronavirus is made up of two complex parts - RNA and DNA. The RNA is a protein shell that, encases the actual disease - the DNA.
Being a protein, the RNA can be neutralized with a reasonable time contact with a fat-based soap (also a protein-based product)- like how we wash our hands for 20 seconds.
RNA can also be ‘popped’ by oxidizing a ‘hole’ in the outer shell, causing the shell to break down and expose the DNA to oxidation as well.
A person is infected from the breath, cough or sneeze of another person - here is your introduction to the words ‘droplets’, nano-droplets’ and aerosols.
A single sneeze propels up to 40,000 invisible droplets as an aerosol into the air.
If the person is not sick with a disease, this is basically inconsequential.
However, if the person has a virus and the viral load is high enough to be contagious, these aerosol sneezed droplets carry viruses.
Because the droplets are so small, they can remain airborne for hours - the density and activity of the air keeps them from dropping and landing on a surface.
When they finally make it to a surface, they can remain there, the DNA protected by the RNA shell for 1-9 days, depending the surface.
Any other person can be infected from either a viral load directly from the breath, cough or sneeze, or by touching any surface that the virus has landed on, and subsequently touch an ‘entry point’ on their own body (eyes, nose or mouth).
If the virus gets inside the body, the RNA breaks down and the DNA bonds with our inner workings, and starts to replicate - sometimes a lot, sometimes less - but none of us know which is our outcome with exposure to coronavirus, so it pays to PREVENT and PROTECT - and that is where FOG BLASTER PRO™ comes in for the ‘hunt and destroy’.
How Long Will Coronavirus Live on Surfaces or in the Air Around You?
Referencing NYT article published 18 March, updated 18 April 2020:
The coronavirus can live for three days on some surfaces, like plastic and steel, new research suggests.
The length of time that the new coronavirus is found to survive on cardboard is about 24 hours, which suggests packages that arrive in the mail should have only low levels of the virus — unless the delivery person has coughed or sneezed on it or has handled it with contaminated hands.
The virus lives longest on plastic and steel, surviving for up to 72 hours. But the amount of viable virus decreases sharply over this time. It also does poorly on copper, surviving four hours.
Dr. Linsey Marr, who is an expert in the transmission of viruses by aerosol at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, said based on physics, an aerosol released at a height of about six feet would fall to the ground after 34 minutes.
Researchers in Florida say they believe they have shown that the new coronavirus has mutated in a way that makes it more easily infect human cells.
They say more research is needed to show whether the change has altered the course of the pandemic, but at least one researcher not involved in the study says it likely has, and the changes may explain why the virus has caused so many infections in the United States and Latin America.
“Viruses with this mutation were much more infectious than those without the mutation in the cell culture system we used,” Scripps Research virologist Hyeryun Choe, who helped lead the study, said in a statement.
Just this week, the World Health Organization said the mutations seen so far in the new coronavirus would not affect the efficacy of vaccines under development. Last week, WHO said mutations had not made it more easily transmissible, nor had they made the virus more likely to cause serious illness.