Here is a summation of three posts published on my 70th birthday way back in March, 2020 on The Second Wave which appeared – at that writing – unavoidable.
It will be a devastating Second Wave…why?
A new form of this mRNA virus called SARS-CoV-2. At present 34 evolutions of the virus have been identified by https://nextstrain.org/. Keep your pets separate from others. Keep the distance. Scrub down you car…doorknobs…surfaces.
(1) By Fall of 2020, it will have evolved. I hate the word “mutate.” The SARS-CoV-2 will be a different form of itself. It will have evolved either in human-to-human contact or in human-pet (animal)-human contact.
(2) By Fall of 2020, “if” (a big “if”) it takes the form of infecting cells and reproducing within those cells, then using it S-protein “spike” in a way only coronaviruses can, it will be able to fuse the host infected cell with non-infected host cells nearby into a GIANT, multi-nuclear infected cell. This form of reproduction does not break or kill the infected cell, but actually allows the coronavirus to EVADE ALL FORMS OF VIRAL ANTIGENS. That is, evade detection from the immune system of the host and any anti-viral vaccines. This is what it has done in other mammals.
(3) Old folks and others who have somehow recovered from the virus in the Spring, 2020 (The First Wave) will have a form of immunity to initial invasion by the evolved SARS-CoV-2. They may survive unaided without help. But young folks, prepare!
(4) Coronaviruses – in porcine or pigs – causes MS. That is, it will organize the immune system to attack and eradicate the myeline fatty layer surrounding the mammalian nerves cells. In you, that would cause paralysis of all muscles.
Sound like I was a screaming wacko in March, 2020. Perhaps. But how many have lost loved ones since March, 2020 and would blame me for not screaming LOUD enough.