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What is the difference between a 'living' and 'dead' virus, since viruses are technically never 'living'?
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
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In brief: Excellent point
It is true that viruses are not living.
They are strands of dna wrapped in a protein coat. A more accurate term would be a whole virus (which can infect and cause symptoms) and a partial virus or viral particle (which could help the body develop an immune response without getting the symptoms of the whole virus.).

In brief: Excellent point
It is true that viruses are not living.
They are strands of dna wrapped in a protein coat. A more accurate term would be a whole virus (which can infect and cause symptoms) and a partial virus or viral particle (which could help the body develop an immune response without getting the symptoms of the whole virus.).
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