What is a virus? Is viral infection the origin of life?

Figure 1. Visualization of the Covid-19 virus. Source: Photo by Fusion Medical Animation on Unsplash

In these times of the Corona-virus outbreak, I have realized how much information we ignore about this invisible infectious agent and how often many of us confuse it with bacteria. For a lot of people, these are all germs. Through this article, I want to explain in simple words a part of the complex and unknown microscopic universe that virus represents and share my thoughts about this common “enemy”.

Viruses are constantly surrounding us. We meet, inhale, ingest and fight millions of them every second. …

Sami Benfradj, PhD.

Happy to share my mind twisting thoughts in this first article. Medium has not review it yet so, any feedback will be helpful. Reading is also a skill ;)

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