More the latter - it cannot survive without living cells to set the
machinery of replication (the cell usually) in motion.
It is not a living organism no!
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> Sorry to take up your time with such a simple question.
> My friend and I are having this debate.
>> Is a virus a living organism or a biological machine?
> Two Mechanical Engineers.