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COVID-19: Science, Stories, and Resources

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As people around the world are affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Biophysical Society is sharing stories from members about how their lives and research have been impacted.

    

Sing out to the enveloped viruses, which are sensitive to soap

Laura Phelan 0 327

Coronaviruses, like the current one ravaging the world, SARS-Cov-2, are expelled from cells in a package that is wrapped in a lipid membrane envelope. This greasy encapsulation means that this virus can be deactivated using a simple household chemical that we all have: soap.

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COVID-19: Science, Stories, and Resources

Header Image Credit: CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS