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Great tyro 2020-04-06 4:30

Hello Mariusz,

You have written a very thoughtful and thought provoking note and also given us a delightful photograph to admire.

This street looks to be a lovely place along which to take a walk, even although it is quite a shame that you are now being prevented from visiting the park which this street overlooks.

Here we have many lovely country walks which, since I retired, I have been taking every week with a group of equally ancient friends - but almost all of these walks are a few miles away from our homes and we require transport to get us there - so, naturally, we are no longer allowed to travel to these places. And quite rightly so.

So now, like yourself, I am limited to just pacing the streets alone around about where we live - and no longer enjoying the company of my friends. I greatly miss my regular Wednesday walking days but, if that's what it takes to help ameliorate the effects of this pandemic, so be it.

Excellent!

Kind Regards,

John.

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Default To Gerrit: Coronavirus and evolution

Hi Gerrit,
in fact the viruses like coronaviruses, HIV or flu, very well illustrate the evolution happening in a "real time". What they have in common is that they are RNA viruses and RNA polymerase is very much error prone, this would be a disaster for organisms but works as an advantage for the viruses. It ensures they mutate rapidly > evolve even within one patient. That is why the drug cocktails for people with AIDS help them only temporarily. That is why there will never be an efficient vaccine or medicine against those viruses.
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