With the Corona virus becoming a world-wide pandemic the public is now hyper-aware of the risks of these biological agents. But how much do you really know about the greatest threat (alongside nuclear annihilation) to the future of mankind on this planet? In the long run viruses present a constant threat to our survival, so it is important to examine their past history and to explore what a virus really is and why it can be universally catastrophic.
Viruses reproduce inside the cells of living hosts which can be animal or vegetable. The host cell can produce thousands of identical copies at an unbelievable, very short period of time.
They are far more dangerous to our well being than most bacteria as they contain genes made from DNA or RNA that can mutate and become highly untreatable.
There are over 5,000 viruses so far that science has discovered and while a virus like Covid-19 (commonly known as Corona) can be mild or deadly, some viruses like Ebola can be horrible and devastating.
Monday: WHERE DO THEY COME FROM? Please read our blog on this timely topic as we continue the second part of our series.
- Lou Reinitz LJR Insurance Solutions LLC