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Viruses aren't, strictly speaking, living things

Viruses aren't, strictly speaking, living things Viruses aren't, strictly speaking, living things
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(…)  That's because viruses aren't, strictly speaking, living things. They have no inner metabolism and can't reproduce on their own. They are nothing more than protein shells, which carry in them the equipment necessary to get into cells and then use the cell's own machinery to make copies of themselves. (…)—they thrive at their host's expense, they use some tricks to evade the immune system, and they can sometimes even change their hosts' behavior to increase their spread.

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