@HopeInTheUSA @verycosmic The virion’s surface is very fragile, due to the multitude of other viral proteins jammed…
The virion's surface is very fragile, due to the multitude of other viral proteins jammed into it. It is easily dissolved by a slightly more acidic environment. When your lungs mostly cease exchanging gas, your blood acidifies with CO2. This feels like drowning. 4/
— Adam Gaertner (@veryvirology) April 3, 2020