At present, medicine cannot fight the virus in straight forward combat, although she is trying to forge weapons. However, by rendering his abode untedable, she can undermine his assault.
Perhaps an analogy can be drawn between the search for chemical agents to control virus infections and the research into cure for cancer, for both are concerned with corrections of aberrations in the replicating mechanism of the cell. consequently, viruses are constantly under suspicion as a cause for cancer. But the replicating mechanism of the cell is the core of lire itself: is it presumptuous to assume that man can unravel its mysteries completely?
The pioneers in chemotherapy against bacterial infections almost certainly had their doubts. The problem facing virologists to-day is more profound, but their resources and knowledge are correspondingly greater.