Does freezing food kill the virus?
- Anonymous2 months ago
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- 2 months ago
freezing food can stop bacteria from growing, refrigerating food just slows down the rate at which bacteria multiples. If your talking about the corona virus, I'm not quite sure.
- 2 months ago
Some virus can survive in extreme cold. extermophlies
- GoergeLv 72 months ago
“Research into similar coronavirus strains has shown that, in general, coronaviruses are stable in freezing temperatures and have been shown to survive for up to two years at -20 degrees Celsius,” explained Dr. Mohamad Mooty, Department Chair, Infectious Diseases, Medical Subspecialty Institute, at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. https://english.alarabiya.net/en/features/2020/03/...
You know what works? Sanitary wipes? Nope. Baby wipes? Nope. Alcohol wipes? Nope. Hand sanitizer? Nope. Toilet Paper? Nope. Soap and water? Yep. Suffice to say that the Coronavirus and its other strains such as Covid-19 are fat bastards. They have a barrier of fat that helps to protect them. Ruin that "shell" and it becomes water soluable. People have been washing their collard greens, spinach and other leafy greens with a little soap and water before Covid-19 and that practice is still the best course of action.
Also recent history has shown that Covid-19 seems to prefer subzero climates over warmer tropical climates.
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- Donnie PorkoLv 72 months ago
Kind of. It kills some of them but it won’t kill all of them. Freezing slows down their reproduction. Some virus can survive in extreme cold. If you want to kill them all, you need to sterilize them with heat (250° F for 20 minutes) or irradiation.
- billrussell42Lv 72 months ago
no. Bring it up to boiling after you defrost it, that will kill it.
- SquidmasterLv 72 months ago
No. Freezing just locks the bacteria in. Only high heat can kill virus bacteria.