Viruses Have Skillz
By Atom Bergstrom
In a field filled with antelopes, lions don’t share the same meal.
Neither do viruses because they know the difference between an infected cell, a semi-infected cell, and a completely infected cell.
Even a semi-human sheep-bot can tell that difference, and “it” (a sheep-bot) refers to itself as “conscious.”
Viruses don’t practice social distancing, but they’re skilled at exploring new horizons too.
And viruses don’t need nano-e-mail (exosomes) to do so.
A virus mutates much faster and cleverer than we’re told.
An RNA virus mutates even faster.
Rafael Sanjuán & Pilar Domingo-Calap (“Mechanisms of viral mutation,” Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, Jul. 8, 2016) wrote …
“Rates of spontaneous mutation vary amply among viruses. RNA viruses mutate faster than DNA viruses, single-stranded viruses mutate faster than double-strand virus, and genome size appears to correlate negatively with mutation rate. Viral mutation rates are modulated at different levels, including polymerase fidelity, sequence context, template secondary structure, cellular microenvironment, replication mechanisms, proofreading, and access to post-replicative repair. Additionally, massive numbers of mutations can be introduced by some virus-encoded diversity-generating elements, as well as by host-encoded cytidine/adenine deaminases. Our current knowledge of viral mutation rates indicates that viral genetic diversity is determined by multiple virus- and host-dependent processes, and that viral mutation rates can evolve in response to specific selective pressures.”
Do you really think the beaker boys understand all the ins and outs of the preceding paragraph’s gobbledygook?
Ask your doctor to explain all those concepts to you in detail.
Make sure he dots the i’s and crosses the t’s, and quotes the most recent data points from the Dept. of Ivory Towers and the Centers for Disease Continuation and Proliferation.
We waged and escalated a war with bacteria, and who won that war?
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other gram-positive bacteria, that’s who!
MRSA is common in (1) hospitals, (2) prisons, and (3) nursing homes.
DO YOU SEE A PATTERN HERE?
Man is so smart he outsmarts himself.