Viruses are considered to NOT be a nonliving because they lack many properties of living organisms. Viruses don't have the ability to make their own chemical products and need a host cell to do that for them. That is why they can't reproduce without a host cell.Are viruses dead or live?
Viruses are one of the most debated organisms on whether being alive. They don't live unless they occupy a living cell. They are alive, and yet they are also dead. 1. size-Virus particles are 100 times smaller than a normal bacteria cell.