How the coronavirus fools us

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Coronavirus battalion prepares to attack human immune system. (Getty)

Citizens worldwide are wondering how the coronavirus behaves after entry into the human body. How does it get past our immune system? Scientific antiviral studies report that the coronavirus, once inside its host, does not continue to look like a golf ball sprouting tees. It anthropomorphically mutates into novel strains with facial recognition systems designed to fool human antibodies into letting it sneak past our immune response system. Below, enhanced by photographic microscopy, are some of those strains:

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April Fools! The images above are not mutant stages of the coronavirus but microscopic photographs of small natural creatures that might nevertheless be competing to beat the virus into your body, migrating from your scalp or your food or the grass you roll around in your backyard or the park to which you flee home for fresh air and exercise. The images have been compiled by a website called Sad and Useless (sadanduseless.com). Tip of the hat to my friend Marya Schrier, of East Providence, for sending them on Facebook to my wife, Victoria, who graciously volunteered to infect my dreams with their charmingly humanoid features. Visit here to learn each critter’s identity.

About David Brussat

This blog was begun in 2009 as a feature of the Providence Journal, where I was on the editorial board and wrote a weekly column of architecture criticism for three decades. Architecture Here and There fights the style wars for classical architecture and against modern architecture, no holds barred. History Press asked me to write and in August 2017 published my first book, "Lost Providence." I am now writing my second book. My freelance writing on architecture and other topics addresses issues of design and culture locally and globally. I am a member of the board of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, which bestowed an Arthur Ross Award on me in 2002. I work from Providence, R.I., where I live with my wife Victoria, my son Billy and our cat Gato. If you would like to employ my writing and editing to improve your work, please email me at my consultancy, dbrussat@gmail.com, or call 401.351.0457. Testimonial: "Your work is so wonderful - you now enter my mind and write what I would have written." - Nikos Salingaros, mathematician at the University of Texas, architectural theorist and author of many books.
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2 Responses to How the coronavirus fools us

  1. LazyReader says:

    What’s really fooled us is expecting Transparency or responsibility from China…….I had to giggle. After the
    – Toy recalls in 2007; they discovered that 32% were tainted with either lead, arsenic, admium, mercury, antimony, or chromium
    – Tainted milk scandal of 2008
    – radioactive drywall scandal of 2006
    – tainted infant formula
    – tainted baby food
    – toxic dog food
    – toxic toothpaste

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  2. John the First says:

    Oh my, in terms aesthetics, this post is horrible.., give us some beauty please. Large pages with zoom-able images of lush gardens and beautiful houses, seduce us, seduce us, preferably non-institutional settings, in which we cannot live anyway, so we can dream about these scenarios, imprint inspirational beauty in our minds, seduce us, while steeped in collective madness and ubiquitous ugliness already.

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