Birth of a virus
Once again I'm a little girl. Once again I'm at school listening to the teacher. She is teaching us the realities of life. Once again I have that same uncomfortable feeling. The feeling that what she says is not logical but if I ask embarrassing questions then I may be in trouble.
It is said that we are made of cells. A cell is a nucleus, fitted with a genetic code, surrounded by a protecting membrane. Inside the membrane, there is a physiological liquid filled with all goods things to live. Bur one fine day, a sadistic virus come to board. The virus is a nucleus, equally fitted with a genetic code. However it doesn't have a membrane, is it naked., it is in danger, it can survive at most 2 hours in open air, it need a shelter. So it attacks a cell to settle down comfortably in the membrane. As it is hot-headed, it messes up, it multiplies, the cell explodes. The virus and its offsprings surge to attack other cells. We become ill. If the virus spreads too much, we can even die.
It's a nice story but I felt uncomfortable with this explanation.
A virus can survive at least a few hours in open air. So how come that some illnesses disappear for ages before arising again when we less expect it? The virus cannot hide a in cave to wait for the right moment, it needs a cell to survive.
Maybe it hides quietly in a cell and keeps a low profile. But a virus in a physiological environment cannot live for years either. It must reproduce itself. How can it remain in a cell, gently duplicating itself without making any fuss for many years, to suddenly go wild, become dangerous and destroy everything? Why does it become suddenly nasty?
And when we catch a virus, it's because a human or an animal has transferred it to us. How has this human or this animal caught that virus? He/she/it got it from another being and so on... So where does the first virus comes from? We only pass on viruses to each others but these little critters must have been created one day, right?
This virus thing doesn't make any sense, definitely. What puzzled me most when I was a child, was tetanus. I was living in Togo and in these countries, medical propaganda can be found anywhere, with nice colorful pictures, to educate the populations. The information brochures would say that when we step on a rusted nail, we are at risk to catch tetanus. It is a paralyzing viral illness, it's deadly. How can it be?!? How can a virus live for ages on a rusted nail, quietly waiting for some people to come and wound themselves? How can an organic membrane-less nucleus on rusted nail?!?
When I came to France, I heard about other viruses. Meningitis for instance is devastating. When we catch the meningitis virus, we need to rush to the closest hospital to be stuffed with antibiotic otherwise we may also die. But if I get this virus, it is because someone passed it on to me. Why do I become ill while others are safe? What about the one who gave the virus to the one who gave it to me? Its a cycling pattern. We don't know where the virus comes from, nor do we know how it hides so efficiently before striking.
Looking at what happens to me and others, led me to my own theory. We are the very ones who craft the viruses. Our own cells mutate. They can thus change following chemical or electromagnetic attacks. They lose their membrane and the genetic code that they a e bearing is altered. This instability can snowball in the organism, it depends on the consistency of our functioning.
Viruses operate exactly like noxious ideologies in a country. When the people are globally happy, a noxious ideology can only seduce the few most unprivileged individuals. Its disappears in time, due to the lack of supporters. But is the people are treated like shit then the collective mind is churning, people are likely massively join in anything out of despair, even if it means destroying themselves or the others. Where does the ideology come from? It can com from abroad or arise in the country itself, among the most restless minds.
The biggest source of unbalance in our organism are emotions. Indeed the external sources of unbalance often have a local or occasional effect. Our body can handle that. But emotions impact our whole body from head to toes. If the emotions is intense and mishandled then the chemical and magnetic pressure become recurring in the whole body. Accidents incidentally occur int the cellular operation, the weakest ones are then damaged, their membrane is destroyed. The nucleus is left without any protection! That's when it mutates genetically. It becomes resistant in order to survive as long as possible without membrane. It attacks the other cells to get back a protecting membrane. But their new operation mode is not compatible with the nominal cellular life. Their aggressive genetic code takes over. The host cell explodes.
If the body is generally unstable or weakened then the anomaly spreads. We can pass on a few aberrant cells to the people who come in contact with us. If their body is equally fragile then the anomaly is likely to also spread inside them.
It could explain how an illness can disappear for many years or even several centuries before reappearing. Killing viruses is nothing but a local, temporary and bounded emergency measure. Destroying the viruses that exist currently doesn't prevent new ones to be further created.
When a particularly devastating illness tackles a place, one just needs to have a look around to see that the populations live in distress, without any hope for the future. I think that the best protection against viral epidemics is global hygiene. Physical hygiene but also mental hygiene and above all emotional hygiene. When the social and personal conditions are good then our body is able to better absorb and regulates the shocks of life.