A scientific explanation of copper’s effect on virus and bacteria
Did you know that the Human Coronavirus survives for up to 3-5 days on materials such as stainless steel, glass, ceramic tile, and plastic? In a research published in The New England Journal of Medicine, it was discovered that the survival time of SARS-CoV-2 on copper had a half-life and that the predicted decay time of the virus was very short.
- Scientist from the US-based National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Hamilton, MT published in The New England Journal of Medicine the survival time of SARS-CoV-2 at various surfaces.
- It was found that especially on copper both the half-life as well as the predicted decay was very short.
- For more information see: April 16, 2020
N Engl J Med 2020; 382:1564-1567
ANTIVIRAL ACTIVITY OF COPPER ON CORONAVIRUS
- Human Corona 229E & SARS-CoV-2 virus can survive on surfaces made of materials such as plastic, ceramic tile, glass, and stainless steel for 3-5 days.
- However, for inactivation time of virus on a Copper surface is 1 hour. This has been tested by the American Society of Microbiology in 2015.
DEACTIVATION OF VIRUS ON COPPER SURFACE
- “Glycoprotein Spike” has a key role to penetrate & invade the human cell.
- RNA is critical for replication of the virus.
- RNA polymerase facilitates the RNA replication as a catalyst.
- Principle of Antiviral effect of Copper.
- Antiviral Cu acts as an inhibitor
of virus RNA replication.
- Antiviral copper inhibits RNA replication.
- Transcription: Role of the RNA Polymerase.