Thank-you for sharing this. I recently bought a used copy of "I Contain Multitudes" by Ed Yong. I do have a health practitioner background, but not in microbiology and wish I had this 'beginner' book far sooner. It is fascinating! I also purchased 'Virus' An illustrated guide to 101 incredible microbes by Marilyn J.Roossinck and by Paul Stamets' "Mycelium Running", which is influencing me in creating better garden soil therefore happy microbes and nutrients for happy digestion.
I have IgG immunodeficiency disorder. Thanks Mom and Dad for sharing some wonky genetics! Currently I use human replacement IgG, so thank-you so much BLOOD Donors, you help save my life! So yes, I am in awe of people who research, finding information bit by bit that helps make our lives better.
May you and wife have many more blessings in this life.
And yes, wash your hands and cover your mouth with your elbow when your cough, even when you don't have a cold. Us Immunity people ( with immunity disorder and cancer) need all the help we can get!