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Making anti-viral drugs is more difficult than making anti-bacterial medicines because:

A. Viruses make use of host machinery
B. Viruses are on the border line of living and non-living
C. Viruses have very few biochemical mechanisms of their own
D. Viruses have a protein coat

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The basis of antibacterial drugs is that it attacks the biochemical mechanisms of the bacteria but in case of viruses such mechanisms are absent.

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