This "Origin of the Genes of Viruses" series is important in the sense that Dredd Blog posts on viruses began years ago B.C. (Before Covid).
Before this series began under its current series name, an earlier post considered "good viruses" (Weekend Rebel Science Excursion - 13, Jan. 2013), then the official first post of this series began about a year later, continuing for about six years until September of last year (On the Origin of the Genes of Viruses, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15).
So, now I am adding this post to the series, because the public is generally ignorant about COVID-19 in particular and viruses in general:
"Relatively few people are aware the virus that causes Covid19 has its own name, to wit, SARS-CoV-2. Outside the scientific literature, this is seldom used. Yet, almost everyone is aware that the AIDS virus is called HIV. But this is exceptional. The overwhelming number of people call a virus after the disease, e.g. flu virus, polio virus, smallpox virus, etc. Most people would probably not recognize who SAR-CoV-2 is. So, why persist in what is apparently heedless?"
(Small Things Considered, A Losing Battle). This type of ignorance is engineered by the Pharmacotic Warriors who are the public relations progeny of Father Bernays (A Closer Look At MOMCOM's DNA - 4).
The Pharmacotic Warriors are, in terms of religion, the modern progeny of an ancient Greek religion:
"A pharmakós in Ancient Greek religion was the ritualistic sacrifice or exile of a human scapegoat or victim ... chosen and expelled from the community at times of disaster (famine, invasion or plague) or at times of calendrical crisis. It was believed that this would bring about purification."
(Wikipedia). In today's modern version the pharmakos is called "Big Pharma", and their practice is to slander all viruses, but sacrifice only a random few.
It is a la the manner of slandering all citizens of nations that particular governments want to go to war with.
This engineered state of ignorance that was depicted a bit in "A Losing Battle" quoted from above, develops 1031 'enemies' of the people (a.k.a. viruses) for Big Pharmakos to scare citizens with.
As has been pointed out in the series "On The Origin Of The Home Of COVID-19" linked-to above, propaganda businesses a la The Ways of Bernays have taken the playbook dynamics that the military uses to demonize target countries they have plans for.
But, once again in the West, scientists are mucking up the works:
"One of the outcomes of the sequencing revolution is the ability to survey viruses in their natural habitats. This ability has led to an appreciation for the vast numbers of viruses, somewhere around 1031 on the planet, far outnumbering any other entity with a genome! This wider scope on viruses has led to a rehabilitation of sorts of their reputation. With the denominator at such an astronomical value, pathogenic viruses have lost their role as representatives of the larger virus world. Regardless of where you stand in the debate on whether they are "alive" or just lucky pieces of code, Roossinck's book brings these intriguing entities to life. This book is an attempt to overhaul the bad reputation of viruses and present them instead as an integral part of the web of life. This is not a clinician's book of viruses, but a naturalist's. The book has the feel of a survey of exotic ﬁshes,or birds, each lovingly described from a naturalist's appreciative eye."
The reality that if the false religion of Big Pharma was true, we would have been doomed long ago by the virus population of 1031 'enemies' (10 with thirty-one zeros after it) escapes the '4th estate' (Blind Willie McTell News).
Closing comment: As was mentioned recently on Dredd Blog, the deceit business is ginning up again to implicate a false notion via an imaginary dynamic (Space Force: Looking For Home).