Cuttoon wrote on 2020-02-26, 08:14:
kolderman wrote on 2020-02-24, 21:53:
Why make when you can buy a corona infected one from China for 50c?
Ha, epidemic scare, Vogons edition. 😜
It's a virus, not anthrax. I can't survive outside living tissue.
First, viruses don't 'live' per se, but they have varying amounts of difficulty keeping their protein structure intact when exposed to the elements outside a host body. Just how long SARS-COV-2 can stay outside a host body and still remain infectious is currently unknown as there haven't been conclusive lab testing on the subject.
The general consensus is that it won't survive the time it would take for your package to arrive from China.
I received a package from AliExpress the other day and opened it up, then used the contents.
Ask again in a couple weeks.
(Although the disease is knocking at the door regardless, I live in a country where all neighboring countries except one already have reported cases..)
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