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All the world’s COVID viruses could fit in a coke can, study


According to a report by math experts at Bath University in England, all the COVID viruses circulating around the world right now could fit in a single Coke can. In fact, they said it could easily fit in one can. Bad things do come in small packages.

The National Post explains the math:

LONDON — 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 around two quintillion – or two billion billion – SARS-CoV-2 virus particles in the world at any one time.

READ: COVID maths: All the virus in the world would fit in a coke can

And COVID is not the only deadly thing to come in small packages. The Irukandji jellyfish is only 1 cm in size, but its venom is said to be 100 times more powerful than that of a cobra.

The small jellyfish actually shoots its stingers at people who are not even aware they have been hit because of its small size until they start feeling symptoms 30 minutes later. Without treatment, its venom will lead to cardiac arrest. READ: 10 Of The Earth’s Smallest But Deadliest Creatures

This is not the world God intended us to live in:

The wolf will live with the lamb,
    the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling together;
    and a little child will lead them. (Isaiah 11:6 NIV)

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