Would symptoms differ from eating virus contaminated food versus breathing in virus?

The COVID-19 causes respiratory symptoms and I guess that is because people are breathing in virus droplets in their lungs. But if you would swallow COVID-19 contaminated food and avoid breathing in the virus would that cause other symptoms like stomach pain or diarrhea?

  • $\begingroup$ SE Biology is a question and answer site — not a discussion site or a site for floating ideas. It is concerned with the mechanisms of biological processes, not medical or social aspects of biology. For one of these reasons I think that your question on the coronavirus outbreak is off-topic here. Question of a medical nature might be on-topic at SE Medical Sciences. Otherwise you are advised to consult more appropriate reputable sources for such information, some of which are listed here. $\endgroup$ – David Mar 21 at 15:28
  • $\begingroup$ @David Can I remove the COVID-19 from my question and only keep "Would symptoms differ from eating virus contaminated food versus breathing in virus?". I believe that question is about biology but I could be wrong. $\endgroup$ – Jossi Mar 22 at 18:24
  • $\begingroup$ Does the virus genetic code decide which organs to infect or does it depend where it infects initially? $\endgroup$ – Jossi Mar 22 at 18:55
  • $\begingroup$ Please transfer your question to a site that deals with medical questions. Or read the Sources I suggested. And the virus uses the same genetic code as its host. The complete genetic information for an organism is termed the genome. The genetic code is a 64-word cypher used to transcribe the mRNA for that portion of the genome that encodes protein. Check it out on Wikipedia. $\endgroup$ – David Mar 22 at 19:27
  • $\begingroup$ @David I posted the question now at medicalsciences.stackexchange.com/questions/21741/… but I need to think how I can make this question non medical and more biology oriented. $\endgroup$ – Jossi Mar 26 at 20:46

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