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Kovid-19: All the virus cells in the world fit in a soda can

Kovid-19: All the virus cells in the world fit in a soda can

The British mathematician took up the challenge of answering a question asked on a radio program. It estimates the total volume represented by all the Kovid-19 cells ever present in the world. He reached a result of 160 milliliters, especially considering the number of patients, their viral load and the molecular size of the virus.

One can is enough to store all the particles of soda Kovid-19 In the world right now, says British mathematician Christian Yates. To come to this conclusion, the lecturer conducted the learned calculations, the details of which were revealed on Wednesday, February 10th Conversation. The scientist admitted that he was initially unaware of the scale of the outcome.

Christian Yates explained that he wanted to answer a question asked of him at a program BBC Radio 4. The scholar began by estimating the amount of disease cells on earth based on the number of infected people. It takes into account people who are asymptomatic or untested and every day 3 million people are infected.

10 billion cells on average

The viral load of each subject depends on the age of his contamination. Christian Yates introduced a variable for this data in his equation, which begins six days after infection with the hypothesis. At this stage, patients have between 1 and 100 billion Kovid-19 cells, an unpublished study has shown. The mathematician used an average of 10 billion numbers.

As long as the grains of sand

He estimates that 200 million molecules of coronavirus are circulating in the world at any given time. This is more than the number of grains of sand on the planet. With a particle measuring between 80 and 120 nanometers, the scientist estimated the total volume occupied by viruses in the world to be 160 milliliters, taking into account the completely lost space between the spheres.

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However, the mathematician clarified that his calculation was “a raw estimate based on the widely accepted on hula”. He found that his reasoning would definitely improve.