Influenza Attack! How a virus invades your body Krufich Wonders | NPR


When you catch the flu, viruses turn your cells into tiny factories that help spread the disease.

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In this animation, NPR's Robert Krulwich and medical animator David Bolinsky explain how an influenza virus can trick a single cell into making a million more viruses.

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Credit: Robert Krulwich, David Bolinsky, Jason Orfanon



48 thoughts on “Influenza Attack! How a virus invades your body Krufich Wonders | NPR”

  1. You cant tell me scientist with todays technology cant pin point virus strains with DNA codes and know how to use a cells protein in the advantage of a cure ?? I call bullshit they have the cures for Influenza but wont release them to the public because it would send Big pharmas multi trillon dollar empire crashing down ! Shame on you so called scientist !! Where the fuck are your morals !!

  2. this stupid virus is always hunting me whenever my immune system drops a certain value gauge by how tired my body is.. I need a good quality sleep which is 8 hours per day.. and keep my immune systems top notch all the time.. I really hate it when flu gets me.. massive headache, never ending snot, sneeze etc.. this virus is like an old football player that still does not wanted to retire.. what a bummer..

  3. It is ironic that the smartest on the planet is one of the tiniest things that has absolutely no brain and it is not even alive. Suddenly I wonder if everything we have learned was just a illusion.

  4. Our bodies are just giant eco systems for microscopic life. Its fascinating to me how complex it all is, are we alive? or is it they who are alive and built themselves a vessel in which to survive.

  5. This is why i bought a gas mass… and they call me an idiot and I was once one of those 940 dislike until i start to coint how much money i lost going to hospital and get admitted for being sick really sick…

  6. I could swear that that sneezing guy was in my science book years ago when I was in school, like 5+ years ago. It was a pic of him sneezng and it looked awful. Like he was spraying from his nose…. "Rumors say he still sneezing to this day."?
    Wow… So true. ???

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