ONE NH LINE CREW LAST WEEK
I have heard the following two terms for a couple of years now. They are thrown around as if everyone understands them. I am not one of those people.
I asked several search engines looking for a layman's explanation and am immediately thrown into the deep end of medical language jargon.
SPIKE PROTEIN - what is it. I asked Google "spike protein defined" and got this:
"The spike protein is found on the surface of the virus that causes COVID-19. After the protein piece is made, our cells break down the mRNA and remove it, leaving the body as waste. Next, our cells display the spike protein piece on their surface. Our immune system recognizes that the protein does not belong there."
If I get a sliver in my finger and leave it alone, my immune system recognizes it does not belong there and attacks that sliver and works to remove it.
GAIN OF FUNCTION (site)
"Any organism can acquire a new ability or property, or "gain" a "function." This can happen through natural selection or a researcher's experiments. In research, many different types of experiments generate functions, and some pose certain safety and security concerns."
Ok!! More reading is in order.
Weather hovering near freezing here in east Texas into the first week of February. Today the temperatures drop nearly 30 degrees from this morning into tomorrow. Rain in the forecast. Dreary.
February next week and official winter in Texas.
Thanks for the visit. God bless.