All viruses must fuse to your own cells and inject their genetic components to take over your cell, replicate and do damage. Most viruses, if not all, are dependent on the amino acid cysteine to accomplish this process. Cysteine has a molecular “thiol” group. Its formula is SH (as compared to OH, called a hydroxyl group). SH is extremely vulnerable to oxidation (stealing an electron) and if oxidized, it loses its activity.
Our cells have lots of SH active sites, which our cells will oxidize (stripping of an electron) and reduce (adding an electron) to turn enzyme activity “off and on” like a light switch. Viruses require reduced or “active” SH groups to fuse to and invade cells. In other words, viruses require un-oxidized SH.
As I write this, the world is in a state of panic over non-stop news reports and government lock downs across the globe over the spreading COVID-19 disease, caused by a “novel” strain of coronavirus (now termed SARS-CoV-2). Tragically, what the news reports fail to convey is that you have the...