No, COVID-19 is not “Satan”

I am not a biologist so read about the virus from someone who is. What interests me is this: viruses change by mutation, and the principle of natural selection (and yes, genetic drift) determine what strains thrive and what strains die off.

In this case, the virus is an effective spreader precisely because so many have it but show mild to no symptoms at all. The virus has no “interest”; it just reproduces. The fact that it kills some and sickens many is just an artifact of what viruses do and how our bodies have evolved.

The virus has no “interest” in us whatsoever; it just reproduces. And the fact that it isn’t more lethal helps it thrive.
Oh, with time, humans will probably evolve immunity but that means a lot of deaths; that is how natural selection works. What this means for our society? Goodness knows.

Workout notes
rotator cuff
pull ups: 3 sets of 10, 4 of 5 (decent; played with some “palms facing me” grips.
squats: 3 sets of 5 free, 3 sets of 5 x 44
clean and press: 5 x 94, 5 x 94, 1 x 105, 1 x 110 (had to work for it), 5 x 94
dips: 2 sets of 5, 1 of 7
rows: 3 sets of 10 x 110
shoulder press (dumbbell) 3 sets of 10 x 44
curls 3 sets of 5 x 60
trap bar dead (legs) 3 sets of 5 x 184
some yoga for the back

I made a point to do stretches between online lessons

Author: oldgote

I enjoy politics, reading, science, running, walking, (racewalking and ultrawalking) hiking, swimming, yoga, weight lifting, cycling and reading. I also follow football (college and pro), basketball (men and women) and baseball (minor league and college)

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