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:
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.