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Virus is genetically stripped down to parasitic basics

Bacteria are quite complex, whereas viruses carry only essential genetic information needed to trick entry inside a host cell using their coronal glycoprotein projections to enter and enslave it to assist with its viral replication–a parasite.

Lungs are moist and O2 rich, an ideal viral environment for severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS. The virus COVID-19 is causing the current version.

Version 1 emerged in China in 2002 from the same source(s), bats and animals that eat bats.

It is a zoonosis, a disease that can be transmitted to humans from animals. It is easily spread by aerosol but has a short shelf life of hours. But don’t be complacent, it is a very serious zoonosis, quite capable of killing both young and old.

Have you ever seen anyone with pulmonary edema?

We are all at risk. Let’s take care of each other by at a minimum, social distancing. Our medics are most at risk, so call your physician before you call an ambulance!

And stay away from bats.

Jeff Bigler

Wailuku

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