Many of these viral infectious diseases are zoonotic, and there are also wild animals as storage hosts. SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted from animals to people, and then mutated to be able to be transmitted from humans to humans. Under the super infectious power, we can no longer get rid of them, although vaccines and new drugs can effectively reduce the risk of severe illness and death. The next Greek letter for Omicron is Pi (π), if the World Health Organization (WHO) does not consider Pi also a common Chinese surname (" Pi " surname) or stigmatize Life of Pi ), we might meet a Pi variant sooner or later, right? We went from locking down and fighting the SARS-CoV-2 virus to coexisting with the virus, only reluctantly accepting the fact that this infectious disease cannot be eradicated.
We are often turned upside down by viruses. It old picture restoration can be seen that the harm of viruses to human beings is not light, but does the virus only make us mourn all over the world? Virussphere : From common colds to Ebola epidemics – why we need the viruses that plague us is a good popular science book. In addition to understanding various pathogenic viruses such as measles, influenza, polio, norovirus, smallpox, hantavirus, HIV, Ebola, rabies, hepatitis, etc., we should also understand that most viruses Both are vital components of living organisms and ecosystems, and these viruses are not only harmless, but also enablers of evolutionary innovation—placental mammals are able to get pregnant, but also thanks to the accident caused by the virus.
"Virus Circle" author Frank. Frank Ryan is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, the Royal Society of Physicians and the Linnean Society of London, and an Honorary Fellow of the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffield. He is also the great evolutionary biologist Lynn. A follower of Lynn Margulis (1938-2011), who promotes her thoughts on symbiosis and holobionts in many places in the book, let us realize that we and the virus are actually partners in forming mutual cooperation relation.