Oh viruses!

November 10, 2020 | Author: Guest post

Oh viruses!

Adaptation of Dr. Gaétan Brochu’s poem Ah les virus!

Oh viruses,

The digital age favours social isolation, yet viruses that infect technology can cause great havoc.

Oh viruses,

Tiny strands of RNA cannot survive on their own, yet lead to social isolation.

Oh viruses,

Occasional masters of unrealistic beauty. Infecting certain bulbs, the tulip variegation virus creates the famous Rembrandt tulips (Semper Augustus), combining genotype and phenotype into a mosaic of art.

(Quebec, March 19, 2020)

Gaétan Brochu, MD, FRCPC, is a general surgeon at the CHU de Québec and associate professor of surgery at Laval University. He is also a member of Council at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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