The influenza A virus and the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) have merged to form a new “hybrid virus.” This gives the ruling class even more reason to bring back restrictions and further limit what people are allowed to do in the name of “public health.”
“This kind of hybrid virus has never been described before,” virologist and senior author Pablo Murcia told The Guardian. “We are talking about viruses from two completely different families combining together with the genomes and the external proteins of both viruses. It is a new type of virus pathogen.”
The hybrid virus looks like a gecko’s foot under the microscope, with the respiratory syncytial virus forming the legs and the influenza A virus forming the toes.
It was discovered during a lab-based experiment designed to analyze interactions between viruses during infection to better understand clinical outcomes, pathogen behavior, and transmission. So, does that mean this new hybrid virus was yet another one created by humans?
Of course, this virus, like all of the new COVID variants, is “immune evasive.”
“This kind of hybrid virus has never been described before,” said Professor Pablo Murcia, who supervised the research. This research was also published in Nature Microbiology. “We are talking about viruses from two completely different families combining together with the genomes and the external proteins of both viruses. It is a new type of virus pathogen.”
What are they creating to release upon us next?
“Respiratory viruses exist as part of a community of many viruses that all target the same region of the body, like an ecological niche,” says virologist and lead author Joanne Haney according to The Guardian. “We need to understand how these infections occur within the context of one another to gain a fuller picture of the biology of each individual virus.”