Yesterday, I was just running around my apartment, the TV was on as I usual do in the evenings now to get some idea what’s going at the political side of corona in our country. From a distance I heard the voice of a woman - another so-called expert of the hundreds we got introduced to during the last weeks - she said approximately as follows:
”Due to the fact that we are all living so much closer with animals and plants the probability that we experience pandemics like the one we are currently going through gets more and more likely as the viruses can jump over to us by far easier."
A virus does not stand for a moral category
What kind of view on the world and life is this? Are we honestly blaming other species for transmitting particles such as viruses as it were an intentional act, something like a murderer’s attack? How ridiculous is this.
Do we really believe that the virus is our enemy? How can molecules be so demonized? It’s not more than a pollen, a sperm or an egg in a woman's ovaries. Shouldn’t we start to be more reflecting our own lifestyle and health status instead of searching for culprits that spare us from looking at ourselves?
The virus is not a cruel creature, no army fighting against us. They are molecule assemblies which need a living organism to get multiplied. As molecules they can be in the world for hundreds, thousands uncountable years. In the same way as allergies spread virus infections spread nowadays.
It is basically the same interactive process between a molecule assembly, a so-called particle - inducing an acute inflammatory process based on a deregulated weakened immune system due to various reasons. The picture that evolves in front of our eyes is that of a chronically ill society who is prone to virus infections as it is to allergies.
Attachment, penetration, uncoating, replication, assembly, and release.
Depending on their outer shape viruses bind to a certain kind of cell receptor which match the virus outer layer of forms and therefore can interact with it. This is how the virus particle gets introduced into the cell.
Once inside the cell the virus particle's protein coating gets removed. What makes up for the uniqueness of viruses in the second place is their DNA or RNA structure. The particle streams down towards the cell’s very interior where the process of virus replication (process of multiplication) starts. The cell's transcription potential is activated. The virus' DNA or RNA core is transcribed.
The cell’s whole synthesizing apparatus produces virus particles which are getting integral part of the cells’ interactive processes. Either the particles pile up in the cell until it bursts and dies or the particles are properly released from the cell, but the cell changes its proper function and viruses are shed into the body depending on the functionality of the immune system.
The cell becomes the host. An acute infection is the result. The type of cell determines the location of the inflammation and its kind, the amount of viruses flooding the body determines the severity of the illness.
There are of course other factors that contribute to the severity of the process such as the immune state, comorbidity and all kind of stress exposure. Usually the illness disappears after one to two weeks. Medicine has no specific treatment for virus infections. If this is claimed, then all doubts are justified. The same applies to vaccines.
And under the current situation for the test systems.
To express doubts is currently political incorrect, I know that.
These illnesses increase your risk to come down with a severe corona infection. It's therefore time to think about prevention and making some serious lifestyle changes.