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Unread postby xeta » 27 July 2020, 11:58

What is your opinion about the Covid-19 virus? Opinions are divided about it. I am not a person who believes in conspiracy theories. What I do believe in is a clear view of certain situations. This is because a lot is not right about this pandemic. Do global measures weigh up against the number of people who died? Is the virus as contagious as it is said?

Every scientist agrees that a virus is a collection of DNA and / or RNA encapsulated in a protein (amino acids in chains that form a spatial structure). Where many scientists choose a different track is when they have to put aside the logic for the assumed truth, that this protein containing that 'dead matter' (what this DNA / RNA without a living host cell actually is, like a sticky without computer that is) could survive outside the body. At the first best exposure to sunlight (UV light) the protein breaks down and it has no chance.

If a virus (Covid-19) were contagious. Then why can't we get a lab-made vaccine (which is a cultured virus) through other means, such as inhaling?

And no, I'm not saying it's not there.
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Re: World pandemic measures

Unread postby Brenden » 27 July 2020, 12:08

There are vaccines for the flu which are squirt up the nostrils, however they are more expensive to manufacture and are reserved mainly for children.
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Unread postby PopTart » 27 July 2020, 13:34

Now I'm no virologist or epidemiologist, but it i'd go with Brenden here. The most cost effective and assured way to deliver a vaccine is intravenously. Direct into the bloodstream is always going to be more effective, than hoping it can get past other parts of our natural immune system, such as skin (in the case of a topical application) or pass through the crucible of beneficial bacteria in your nose.

The point of a vaccine ofcourse, is to get the infection into the body, not have it stalled at the gates where it isn't going to do what was intended.
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Re: World pandemic measures

Unread postby Jzone » 27 July 2020, 18:36

As hopeful as several of the COVID-19 vaccine projects appear at the moment, there is no guarantee that an effective vaccine will be developed. It has been decades that researchers have been trying to create an HIV vaccine with no success. If a vaccine is developed, the next challenges are mass production, distribution, and overcoming vaccine resistance in many communities.

It is also a huge leap to say "the first best exposure to sunlight (UV light) the protein breaks down and it has no chance." The amount of UV light in sunlight varies at different latitudes at different times of year and with different weather conditions. The studies I have seen involve deactivating the coronavirus with simulated sunlight in samples dried on non-porous surfaces. When the virus is suspended in exhaled droplets in the air or trapped in fabric (like a mask) UV light may be much less effective. There are so many variables that we can't reasonably say sunlight kills the virus.
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Re: World pandemic measures

Unread postby Brenden » 27 July 2020, 19:26

Jzone wrote:It has been decades that researchers have been trying to create an HIV vaccine with no success.

HIV is a unique case because the virus attacks the very system that vaccines train to kill viruses.

Jzone wrote:If a vaccine is developed, the next challenges are mass production, distribution, and overcoming vaccine resistance in many communities.

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Jzone wrote:It is also a huge leap to say "the first best exposure to sunlight (UV light) the protein breaks down and it has no chance." The amount of UV light in sunlight varies at different latitudes at different times of year and with different weather conditions. The studies I have seen involve deactivating the coronavirus with simulated sunlight in samples dried on non-porous surfaces. When the virus is suspended in exhaled droplets in the air or trapped in fabric (like a mask) UV light may be much less effective. There are so many variables that we can't reasonably say sunlight kills the virus.

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