Is it possible, given the current level of development of medicine and science, to create a virus that will revive people? (the so-called zombie virus) How will it look?

Is it possible, given the current level of development of medicine and science, to create a virus that will revive people? (the so-called zombie virus) How will it look?

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Answer 1
March, 2021

Viruses, by definition, do not "can" do anything themselves, except to transfer their hereditary information into a living cell. The rest is done by the structures of the cell itself. Therefore, no virus can revive a dead cell, and if it can, then it will no longer be a virus, but something more complex.

Brain cells die first or one of the first and the virus cannot do anything with them. Cells of some tissues can live for a long time after brain death, cessation of respiration and blood supply. A hypothetical virus can infect these still living cells and change their mode of functioning. For example, to make muscle fibers contract. Maybe even synchronously. Then the body of the deceased may, for example, begin to twitch like a freshly killed frog under the influence of a current in the experiments of Dr. Galvani. But even such an "underdose" will soon cease to show signs of life, as these cells will die too.

As for modern science, it can create a virus with any predetermined nucleotide sequence, but usually does not know which sequence needed for some arbitrary complex purposes.

Answer 2
March, 2021

The fact that some virus can reanimate a person cannot be IMHO. How will he revive a person?)

But a change in the human psyche and a decrease in pain is possible. Which will make him look like a zombie.

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