I don’t disagree with you at all, which is why I began my post “I remain in the camp” rather than “Viruses aren’t alive.” Then again, any category that can be spoken of is just a human construct too, nobody would be talking about anything if we weren’t here. Nevertheless, categories are useful constructs which is why we make them.
I presented reasons to reject viruses as being alive, with which others are free to argue.
My apologies if I seemed to be disputing your post.
I intended to agree and expand on it, not disagree.