Covid-19 and Spanish Flu Pandemics: Insights into the Viral Vehicles of Life and the Concept of Dispersed Organisms

Authors

  • Asima Tripathy1 , Rajat Kumar Pradhan2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i10.11095

Keywords:

COVID-19, Spanish flu, Pandemic, Quorum sensing, Multicellular organism

Abstract

To understand diseases at a deeper level, we propose the concept of dispersed organisms as those having
their constituent units spatially, and may be even temporally, separated in existence but still conforming
to the definition of being an organic wholeness, having functionally dependent and non-spatio-temporally
interconnected components. A living organism is characterized by elementary units (cells), each having the
same DNA. This definition though specifically valid for multicellular complex organisms (eukaryotes), can
very well be extended to include localized bacterial colonies as is evidenced by the phenomenon of quorum
sensing, even though the DNA may only be partially identical. Starting with quorum sensing in bacteria as a
preliminary indication, quantum entanglement among component units deriving from the same initial cause
as a possible explanation, we draw upon a specific deeper vision of the causes of the Spanish flu pandemic
of 1918-20 to establish the concept of dispersed organisms. We discuss the COVID-19 pandemic as a similar
dispersed organism with its specific targets, severity, endemicity, span and consequences.

Author Biography

Asima Tripathy1 , Rajat Kumar Pradhan2

1
Post Graduate Department of Zoology and Microbiology,2Post Graduate Department of Physics, Bhadrak
Autonomous College (Departmentment of Higher Education, Govt. of Odisha), Bhadrak, Odisha, India,

Published

2020-10-06

How to Cite

Asima Tripathy1 , Rajat Kumar Pradhan2. (2020). Covid-19 and Spanish Flu Pandemics: Insights into the Viral Vehicles of Life and the Concept of Dispersed Organisms . Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 11(10), 6-10. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i10.11095

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