I’m surrounded by the cell exploding virus at work. It started with the boss, but it has gotten a good foothold in the office and I’m just waiting for it to smack me around.
I just sneezed and am now sure I will wake up tomorrow with a sore throat and giant head cold.
Last week on Reddit someone on r/ask science asked why we are tired and weak when we have colds. And someone answered. And gave a complete answer on what is happening inside your body when you have a cold.
The only part that counts is that your cells are exploding. THEY ARE EXPLODING, JIM! Essentially a virus invades your cell, replicates until your cell can’t hold it and then the EXPLOSION! Now virus is splattered all over the neighboring cells who get invaded and the cycle repeats until your immune system kicks in. That’s when you start to feel SUPER CRAPPY. Mucus, fever, inflammation, etc.
It’s our own immune system trying to eradicate the virus that makes us feel like crap. BUT EXPLODING CELLS. I never got past that.
I’m gonna assume the sore throat is the cells exploding. I’m just connecting dots, but if you recall that fire-like sore throat that started your last cold, you will agree that it all makes more sense once you realize your throat is like a battle field of exploding cells.
Anyway, I’m just waiting for the grenades to go off.
What are you doing.