Expert: Coronavirus acting like bacteria – greater health hazard

The ongoing COVID-19 disaster is caused by the new coronavirus – still a virus. But calling it a «cryptic virus» with little understood of it, virologist Dr. Hakim Djaballah raises the possibility it is acting like bacteria, meaning it can be more contagious and last longer in the environment. «This evolving virus could have developed a symbiotic relationship with common bacteria found everywhere – in homes, in metro stations, in restaurants, on airplane seats and others,» Dr. Djaballah told The Korea Times. «The virus has now turned some of these harmless bacteria into pathogenic bacteria or virulent bacteria, and it has gone into stealth mode, living undetected and protected by them.»

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