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What Happens If You Get Coronavirus

Saniya Shanawaz Petkar Wednesday, March 2, 2022
What Happens If You Get Coronavirus

Coronavirus infect living cells in order to reproduce inside the virus genetic materials contains the information to make more copies of itself. A protein shell provides a hard protective enclosure for the genetic materials as the virus travels between the people it infects an outer envelope allows the virus to infect cells by merging with the cell’s outer membrane projecting from the envelope are spikes of protein molecules both a typical influenza virus and the new coronavirus use their spikes like a key to get a cell in our body where it takes over the cell internal machinery repurposing it to build the components of new viruses when an infected person talks, coughs or sneezes droplets carrying the virus may land in our mouth or nose and then move into our lungs once inside our body the virus comes in contact with the cells in our throat, nose or lungs one spike on the virus inserts into a receptor molecule on our healthy cell membrane like a key and a lock this action allows the virus to get inside our cell a typical flu virus would travel a sac made from our cell membrane to our cell’s nucleus that houses all its genetic material the coronavirus on the other hand doesn’t need to enter the host cell nucleus it can directly access parts of the host cell called ribosomes. Ribosomes use genetic information from the virus to make viral proteins such as the spikes on the virus’s surface packaging in our cell then carries the spikes in vesicles which merge with our cells outer layer the cell membrane all the parts needed to create a new virus gathered just beneath our cell’s membrane then a new virus begins to butt off from the cell’s membrane now with the virus spreading in your body how can we develop pneumonia? Symptoms for this we’ll have look into our lungs each lung has separate sections called lobes normally as we breathe air moves freely through our trachea or windpipe then through large tubes called bronchioles called bronchioles and finally into tiny sacs. Called alveoli our airways and alveoli is flexible and springy when we breathe in air sac inflates like a small balloon and when we exhale the sacs deflate small blood vessels called capillaries surround our alveoli. Oxygen from the air we breathe passes into our capillaries and then carbon dioxide from our body passes out of our capillaries into our alveoli so that our lungs get rid of it when we exhale our airways catch most germs in the mucus that lines our trachea bronchi and bronchioles in a healthy body hair like cilia lining the tubes constantly push the mucus and germs out of our airways where we might expel them by coughing normally cells of our immune system attack the viruses and germs that make it past our mucus and cilia and enter our alveoli however if our immune system is weakened like in the cases of coronavirus infection the virus can overwhelm our immune cells and our bronchioles and alveoli become inflamed as our immune system attacks the multiplying viruses the inflammation can cause our alveoli to fill with fluid making it difficult for our body to get the oxygen it needs. We could develop low burn pneumonia where one lobe of our lungs is affected or we could have bronchopneumonia that affects many areas of both lungs pneumonia may cause difficulty breathing, chest pain, coughing, fever, chills confusion, headache, muscle pain and fatigue it can also lead to more serious complications.

Respiratory failure occurs when our breathing becomes so difficult that we need a machine called ventilator to help us breathe. These are the machines that save lives and that medical device companies currently ramp up production for whether we would develop these symptoms on a lot of factors such as our agent whether we already have an existing condition while this all sounds scary the push to develop a coronavirus vaccine is moving at high speed studies of other coronavirus led most researches to assume that people who have recovered from SARS co2 infection could be protected from reinfection for a period of time but that assumption needs to be backed by empirical evidence and some studies suggest otherwise there are several different approaches for a potential vaccine against the Coronavirus. The basic idea is that we would get a shot that contains faint versions of the virus of the vaccine would expose or body to a version of the virus that is too weak to cause infection but just strong enough to stimulate an immune response within a few weeks cells in our immune system would make markers called antibodies which would be specific for only the coronavirus of specifically its spike protein antibodies then attach to the virus and prevent it from attaching to our cells and immune system then respond to signals from the antibodies by consuming and destroying the clumps of viruses if we then catch the real virus at a later stage or body would recognize it and destroy it in other words our immune system is now collecting on whether this will be possible safe and effective.

Our safety is in our hands!!

Think positive and may ALLAH/GOD help all of us from Covid positive!!!

Saniya Shanawaz Petkar
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