The Host of the Virus

By | March 30th, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #28|

Confined, reading articles about the virus, I notice a signifier relating to the origin of the virus appearing repeatedly. Its strangeness surprises me. The host of the virus; in Greek: xenistis. “A virus is an infectious agent requiring a host whose metabolism and constituents it uses to replicate.” “In biology, a host is an organism [...]