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My coworker's BF was in a room last week with someone who has been diagnosed with CV, and my coworker visited her BF last weekend, and my coworker and I have been in close proximity this week carpooling.
So we shall see!
My main concern is that we were carpooling to a couple study groups, one on Tuesday, one yesterday, and there are elderly people (older than me!!!) that also attend these study groups, so fingers crossed that we didn't accidentally infect people that are more vulnerable to this thing.
Now I'm no geneticist, but I understand that the 'code' there is a complete description of the virus, and substituting the 4 possible options of nucleotide for 2 binary bits means you can represent it succinctly in a few KB. Can that really be right? So it seems it's perfectly possible to email the real virus around, as long as you've got some machine which can run the code and infect you plugged into your USB port.
Weird really, but then I can fit the DNA sequence of everyone in my office on a USB memory stick these days, and that's weird too.