Leon asked in Computers & InternetSoftware · 4 months ago

can a microwave kill covid 19?

9 Answers

  • JOHN B
    Lv 6
    4 months ago

    It will only multiply. Explosion of cell caused by wave will produce thousands of little viruses.

  • 4 months ago

    If we could build a microwave big enough to fit the plant in then yes as long as we made sure all metal had been removed from the planet before the microwave was turned on  The obvious down side is all the oceans would boil and the fish would die. 

  • 4 months ago

    Yes so climb inside then turn it on 

  • 4 months ago

    Sufficient heat will destroy any virus or bacteria.

    The microwave (radio / EM) energy will not have any direct effect, but if there are things in the microwave that can absorb the energy, such as water, it will heat and anything in it will eventually be sterilised.

    If it's for eg. something made of cloth or with a surface not harmed by hot water, a kettle of boiling water or a washing machine would likely be more practical though.

    Note that using the word "killing" in relation to a virus is dubious, as they are arguably not alive in the first place...

    Some virii (possibly all?) can even be crystallised.

    They have no metabolism, they do not eat or reproduce in isolation, they are just a chunk of molecular data with a surround that can trick cells to take them in.

    The only thing they can do, once taken inside an appropriate type of living cell, is confuse the cells internal metabolism in to replicating the virus.

    That's why the original computer virus programs were so named - they do the same thing, just a fragment of data that if it gets into a suitable computer, can make the computer create and release replicas of itself.

    (Actual computer virii are almost unheard of now - newer malware uses different mechanisms and have different classifications, but many people still call them viruses).

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  • Dick
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    It would make sense that it would however. I chatted with a rep on the CDC web site and he checked on using a microwave to sterilize a cloth face mask and there was no info regarding if it works or not.

  • Adrian
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Technically, microwave cooking anything that has a virus on/in it will kill the virus. It is heat that kills a virus, just like when one sterilizes equipment in an autoclave.

    However, just exposing the virus to radio waves, cell frequencies, etc. at the low powers you are exposed to will not kill any virus.So, your question is not too clear, what microwaves??

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    i dont think so

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Definitely.  Climb in and try it.

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