Would the common cold die out if we all stayed any home? © Getty Images

Would the common cold die out if we all stayed at home?

It often seems like the common cold is unavoidable, but would global quarantine work at wiping out this viral infection?

Asked by: Spencer Warhurst, by email

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Yes, global quarantine would work in theory, but if just one person evaded it, the disease would be free to spread again.


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