Virus Appreciation Day
Viruses are an integral part of human life and have infiltrated every area of our lives, from our bodies to the silicon pathways on the World Wide Web. Computer virii cannot infect humans and they can’t infect other people. However, that doesn’t mean virii are immune to infection. Virus Appreciation Day is a day to celebrate virii and all their amazing impact on our lives and the world. We won’t only be appreciating virii for their evil side, but also for their usefulness!
Let’s begin by explaining the differences between bacteria and viruses. First, bacteria is classically alive. This means they possess all the metrics that are essential for life, including cell-structure. Virii, however, aren’t quite alive. They’re more like random bits of DNA with an attitude and a suit protein-based armor.
Hence, why should we appreciate virii? They are not likely to be of any benefit. You would be wrong if you thought that, dear reader. Let’s introduce one virus. It is not only helpful, it has saved millions of lives.
This virii is, naturally, Cow Pox. Cox pox, a horrible and painful disease, was first feared by milkmaids. This painful, disfiguring disease was then how could it be helpful? It turns out that it is closely related with Small Pox. In fact, doctors noticed that almost all milkmaids were not affected by Small Pox.
It was their immunity to the harmless but painful Cow Pox virus that prevented them from contracting Small Pox. The Cow Pox virus was the catalyst for the creation of the first vaccine, an inoculation against Small Pox.
You can celebrate Virus Appreciation day by learning about their good and bad sides. Virii play a crucial role in evolution and are beneficial to many species.
This is only the beginning. All animals have virii that help with digestion. Learn more about virii and don’t be afraid of them.