The passage implies that which one of the following is a reason that rhinoviruses are unlikely to be especially virul...

avif on June 30, 2020

What's wrong with D?

I get where B is supported but isn't D supported by the passage too which states "If a rhinovirus (25) reproduces so extensively in a solitary host that the host is too unwell to leave home for a day, the thousands of new rhinoviruses produced that day will die before they can be transmitted". Doesn't that mean that it will die before it can be transmitted?

Create a free account to read and take part in forum discussions.

Already have an account? log in

Victoria on July 10, 2020

Hi @avif,

Reading the sentence that you've outlined above alone would suggest that; however, its meaning is impacted by the following statement: "...because it is transmitted directly, the common cold is unlikely to disable its victims" (lines 28 to 30).

So, because rhinoviruses would die if their host was rendered incapacitated, these viruses are unlikely to render their hosts incapacitated, thereby allowing for their transmission.

Hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any further questions.

avif on July 10, 2020

Thanks. That helps.