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Even if viruses are dead, they have the potential to come alive.

Even if viruses are dead, they have the potential to come alive. Even if viruses are dead, they have the potential to come alive.
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Once the cells in a biological machine stop working, it can never be started again. It goes into a cascade of decay, falling toward disorder and randomness.

Except in the case of viruses. They can turn off and go dead.

Then, if they come in contact with a living system, they switch on and multiply. The only thing that "lived" inside this monkey was the unknown agent, and it was dead, for the time being. It was not multiplying or doing anything, since the monkey's cells were dead. But if the agent touched living cells, Nancy's cells, it would come alive and begin to amplify itself.

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