Here we are again, … I have received some additional information regarding the statement/question of “Because in a sense, it is a living organism too?”
A friend of mine, a biologist, gave me the following explanation/thought or reasoning. Maybe that is helpful information, because it lays it out in an understandable manner… I think… Here it is. FYI…
“A Virus is not a living organism.
Living organisms do reproduce, yet a virus need other living organisms, hence cells to be able to ” reproduce”;It depends on other living organisms to ” reproduce” and therefore is incapable to do it by itself as an entity, even lacking a metabolism. (what is as metabolism?)and therefore also depending on other cells.
A virus is NOT a cell yet a kind of ” zombie”.
It makes the host cells produce what it needs. They use, or even better, abuse the reproductive mechanism of a cell to MAKE reproduce their DNA.
In this way, the virus reproduces consciously in a fast manner.
Of course, during such ” copy making” activity, errors can happen and genetic codes might change.
Those new results, that then are than able to enter into new cells, able to bypass eisting immunity systems, reactions or even vaccines, will infect people, and occupy millions of NEW cells, as their hosts.
Being so successful is one of the reasons, why it is so difficult to combat viruses. They reproduce fast, changing genetic codes in order to spread out to the utmost possible.
From that point of view, they play an important role in the evolution of cells and organisms, hence living organism.”
Anyway, It sums it up … simplified … but all in all, that’s off the record.
In my case, I am still waiing for my vaccination. I guess it’ll happen in the next weeks. Even though, being one of the lucky fellows to be “blessed” with Multiple Sclerosis, until now, the actual fact of being in the high-risk category is not at all a reason for the doctors here to give you a little priority. One might wonder why, because there are many many many, that are also considered in the high-risk category, I agree, nevertheless, as I was told, high risk is definable, negotiable and in that moment not relevant. Therefore, here, in the state of Vlanderen, Belgium, all based on the order of age. It is what it is.
All was, is good until know, and I guess that it will be further on, but deep down it bothers me.
Solidarity is questionable, but again, everybody has his or her own baggage to carry, some is heavier, some is lighter. One thing is sure though, I would not want to change it. Not for anything in the world, to carry someone else’s baggage.
So time will bring the ‘solution’ or better vaccination, patience is demanded and as it was done until now, being careful and protect one self. (in that case, myself 😊)
Long story short, as people, scientists say, Corona was ‘made’ to stay, so let’s get used to it and adapt or better arrange and organise ourselves.
Y’all take care of yourself and the others.
IS A COMFORTABLE STATE OF BEING.
COVID, COVID FUCKING COVID and all its also mutations. Could it also be called evolution? One wonders, and wonders and, yep, no answers. Could one compare the development of this virus to the development of .. us or any other animal? Because in a sense, it is a living organism too? Am I right?? Doesn’t this virus also have the utter Will of survival? And will do anything to survive and make more of themselves? In a way it looks like it… scary, but true…Now we sit here and hope that it actually will come to an end. A month ago it seemed like it, spring has sprung, (even though, it feels like t doesn’t get warmer) and that virus will slowly start to disappear…BUT, NO, it decides to mutate and just changes its way of being… hence, evolution, become stronger, more powerful?? I generally just hope that we, us humans will be able to overcome that phase, moment or(do we need to call it) adaptation. (to be continued)
What does it mean to reflect? Reflection is an image that you can see in a mirror or in glass or water. So in a way, you mirror your thoughts, within your inner mirror, glass or water. Isn’t it? You reflect, think, and contemplate. Maybe that is or better should be done much more. Stay, be and act humble… That is only possible when performing the right amount of reflection.
Somehow it feels like that it will come to an end (or is this only wishful thinking)
… this strange situation, … that … “where does that come from” virus,… apparently given to us by nature, a nature’s experiment? or flaw?
Is it nature that has decided to give that to humankind, to give us that type of challenge? OR Is it humankind that gave this challenge to its own kind? Questions after questions and so far, no answers.
Well, one answer to the problem is the vaccination(s). I hope that that will work, next to a respectful and humble behaviour that should be a normality . Without that, nothing will work. Entitled and selfish we are, always looking for the greener grass.
It sounds very pessimistic, rather negative indeed, but being happy and comfortable is important, and obviously in our nature and therefore is the thought and idea of all of humanity to be happy and joyful… nevertheless, blood is thicker and kin the certainty of continuation… Hence, humility is often placed in the second row.
What, to be honest, is understandable but could by times be reflected upon more profoundly.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
THE ONE WHO PLANTS TREES, KNOWING THAT HE WILL NEVER SIT IN THEIR SHADE, HAS STARTED TO UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF LIFE…
But what is a new normal? What do we understand as normal? One year ago, it started that this new reality has become a big part in every ones life.
So before was normal?
Or have we ,us humans overstretched, saturated our possibilities and hence abilities? Now all came to a stop or simply slowed down…
… time to reflect?
Maybe some took that opportunity to do so, maybe some rethought the need of an exhausted and entitled lifestyle. Who knows, we will see once this situation is declared as over.
But will it be ever?
Maybe that is the new normal… Maybe the mask, that was always eye-balled with a grin, when seen in Asian counties, will be accepted as a new normal, a new reality and precociousness in our daily life. Maybe people will start to live more conscious and more aware of their actions, balance their needs more selective and become more critical about themselves and then their society around.
The new normal could be to not exhaust what we have and to not take it all for granted.
This is a unique opportunity to educate and help our children to understand the necessity of being there for each other. As we say, you need to take care of yourself, the others, and your environment.
Maybe all this, this situation will bring it to a larger consciousness within our new, yet to be adults that hopefully will look back at this moment intime and can say to have learnt from this, to make the right decisions in the future.
New year, new adventures, new and old challenges.The whole world is confronted wita new and different reality, a realty only Hollywood has run up and down their vivid imagination. Who would have thought?… There were the wars, the natural catastrophes and now, the virus that keeps everyone on their toes. Fear, of the known yet unknown is directing the worlds populations’ daily, weekly, monthly, and it looks a lot like yearly life. Educators, parents, and anybody that is involved in education faces a out of the ‘comfort-zone’ situation. I always wonder what would have been done 20 years ago, even 10 when the digital world was not yet as developed as it is now. OK, skype, could, would have been an option, but…? Even the amount of data that is used, would not have been any option 20 or 10 years ago.
Anyway, it is what it is and one goes along and does his or her best. I guess we need to be honest and include this reality in our future way of being. Hopefully the vaccinations will help and the situation will find a more healthy balance and hopefully we can maintain this balance in a regulated and manageable manner.
Time will bring answers, strong will and endurance is important. Overall, we can be happy that we can help our children to continue being educated during these kind of times. I know it is not the ideal scenario but with a positive attitude, it should be possible. So lets hope that it will all come to an end and we can go back to a new normal… based on what we know from the past.
EJ WISHES ALL OF YOU A FANTASTIC NEW YEAR AND THAT ALL YOUR WISHES AND PLANS WILL BECOME A REALITY🙂👍🍀
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND THE OTHERS, BE VIGILANT AND LOVE ONEANOTHER