To: Digital Sniper; 50sDad
That’s not killing a virus, technically. Not in the sense I think 50sDad meant, I think, but I don’t want to put words in his mouth.
posted on 03/21/2008 8:04:32 AM PDT
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The elimination of Smallpox is not just the killing of the virus (by preconditioning the immune system to recognize the virus and kill it inside the body) but complete GENOCIDE by eliminating the entire lineage of the virus.
Viruscide? Genocide? Extinction?
Either way the virus was killed dead until there is none left (in the ‘wild’) to kill.
posted on 03/21/2008 8:17:13 AM PDT
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To: metmom; 50sDad
Thats not killing a virus, technically. Not in the sense I think 50sDad meant, I think, but I dont want to put words in his mouth.
Upon revisiting 50sDad's inquiry, I believe you are right.
But to answer the question: the only way we've killed viruses is through radiation in vitro...but never in vivo.
posted on 03/21/2008 8:34:31 AM PDT
by Digital Sniper
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