With today's medical technology why can't we destroy Covid19 in a test tube?
- skeptikLv 75 months agoFavourite answer
But the human body isn't a "test tube" and won't stand up to what it takes to kill the virus in one.
- Loosey™Lv 74 months ago
I guarantee you could destroy it with a modest tactical nuke but it may sting a bit if you’re at ground zero.
- PhilomelLv 74 months ago
We have no problem destroying Covid19 inside a test tube, just add alcohol. The problem is keeping the people inside the test tube.
- formengLv 65 months ago
I'm not an expert on biology, but coronavirus are delicate viruses and I suspect are quite easily destroyed in a test tube. The problem is destroying them while they are in the human body.
The problem is that the coronavirus is equipped with a single-strand RNS that programs the virus to penetrate the host cell and take over the reproductive machinery of the host cell to reproduce itself. When the host cell dies, the virues go
on to other host cells.
From what little I know, there are two ways to combat the viruses with a vaccine. 1) Block the "spike" protein that allows the virus to enter the host cell, or 2) Generate T cells that act like soldiers that seek out the viruses and kill them. Go T cells!!!!
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- Anonymous5 months ago
We can. Take a test tube of it and submerge it in boiling water for a hour and the COVID 19 will be dead (much as a virus can be dead). The problem is you can't submerge a sick person in boiling water, well, not if you want them to be alive at the end.
- oil field trashLv 75 months ago
It is not in a test tube but in the bodies of hundreds of thousands of people's bodies and their surroundings.
- Andrew SmithLv 75 months ago
"today's medical technology". Now when was the last Pandemic? We have long since stopped researching pandemics because we foolishly thought that with antibiotics we had the problem under control. Our medical technology ( and political one too) was grossly underprepared.
- Anonymous5 months ago
Medical technology isn’t really dedicated to curing or destroying any diseases. It’s all about managing symptoms with medications that give you new symptoms that need to be managed with other medications that give you new symptoms that need to be managed with other medications until you need medications that cause fatal reactions when taken together.
- SamwiseLv 75 months ago
We can destroy it pretty easily, in a test tube or anywhere else, with a lot of available disinfectants.
The problem is that mostly, the virus isn't IN a test tube. It's in people, where it grows and multiplies and spreads to other people and is difficult and expensive to detect.