How COVID-19 Hijacks Cells

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‘It’s something I have never seen’: How the Covid-19 virus hijacks cells

By SHARON BEGLEY @sxbegle/Stat News

A deep dive into how the new coronavirus infects cells has found that it orchestrates a hostile takeover of their genes unlike any other known viruses do, producing what one leading scientist calls “unique” and “aberrant” changes.

Recent studies show that in seizing control of genes in the human cells it invades, the virus changes how segments of DNA are read, doing so in a way that might explain why the elderly are more likely to die of Covid-19 and why antiviral drugs might not only save sick patients’ lives but also prevent severe disease if taken before infection.

“It’s something I have never seen in my 20 years of” studying viruses, said virologist Benjamin tenOever of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, referring to how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, hijacks cells’ genomes.

The “something” he and his colleagues saw is how SARS-CoV-2 blocks one virus-fighting set of genes but allows another set to launch, a pattern never seen with other viruses. Influenza and the original SARS virus (in the early 2000s), for instance, interfere with both arms of the body’s immune response  what tenOever dubs “call to arms” genes and “call for reinforcement” genes.

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Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – two daughters-in-law; Suzy and Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescue pups.

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  1. I read that or similar quite some time ago and found testing that proved the COVID19 virus outer layer that masks the virus IS affected by ethyl alcohol. My jump to breathing the vapors of EA to put it directly into the sinus and lungs seems to be my well kept secret….I don’t ever see it repeated.

    After 7 weeks use, I feel great and firmly believe that putting EA vapor into lungs and sinus is the best possible treatment to help your antibodies un-mask this illusive virus….which may be a combination of 2 covid viruses that give it it’s stealth/masking capability.

    Cost for 2 bottles of Ever-Clear (95% EA)….$20….and I still have half of each (small) bottle left. This seems to be a missed opportunity for a very simple treatment.

  2. Should we not be asking and investigating where this virus was created and pursuit these individuals? You nothing about this.

    • Toby and Ronny, If this virus was created for the purpose of destroying humans, economy, political reasons, etc., then yes, find whoever or whomever, or ALL of those responsible and exterminate them immediately.

    • Finding the real source is illusive and political. I think I had it in January. Now my reasons for posting are to spread the word about my experience with a readily available anti-viral, ethyl alcohol, and it’s near pure form, made for human consumption and taxed….Ever Clear….not go off on “punishing” an alleged source or to “exterminate”. Indeed it has been disappointing for so few people to even try the EA alternative (nobody but me seems to post about it)….letting it progress to needing a respirator seems just plain stupid.

    • Carol….I also made a proposal to NY Como to make and supply a system that takes the exhaled air from persons on a vent or air from quarantine and puts it into an incinerator to dispose of it and not handle a filter with it contaminated. Now I get lots of political shi+ from Como, but no contract. Seems as if the numbers did not materialize.

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