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COVID maths: All the virus in the world would fit in a coke can – Al Jazeera English

Sum by UK expert reveals ‘just a few mouthfuls’ worth of virus particles are driving the global coronavirus pandemic.

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All the COVID-causing virus circulating in the world right now could easily fit inside a single cola can, according to a calculation by a British mathematician whose sum exposes just how much devastation is caused by minuscule viral particles.
Using global rates of new infections with the pandemic disease, coupled with estimations of viral load, Bath University maths expert Kit Yates worked out there are nearly two quintillion or two billion billion particles of the novel coronavirus, or SARS-CoV2,…

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