How a virus invades your body.

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Cool video. My favorite part was when NPR man said "... all viruses want to spread ...". I'm reading a Douglas Hofstaedter book about self and consciousness, and it's amazing how easy it is to project intention on something as simple as a virus.
 

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Cool video. My favorite part was when NPR man said "... all viruses want to spread ...". I'm reading a Douglas Hofstaedter book about self and consciousness, and it's amazing how easy it is to project intention on something as simple as a virus.

But no. They're not simple. Here's MY take on it (I'm not a virologist).

Virus (viri? LOL) are not "living" things. They are very unlike bacteria, fungus, etc. I see them as like a monkey wrench thrown into the works. They are parasitic because they need the cells of "living" things to propagate. And they mutate quickly.

They are small, but definitely not simple.