It’s a zen koan for 2020, a spin on the parable of the tree falling in the forest: if your immune system speaks and no one understands what it’s saying, does it make a sound? The answer is yes. When in distress, the immune system rings proverbial alarm bells that are accompanied by warning messages that we need to decode.
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In the 4th century BC, fresh from the heat of battle, his wounds and abrasions stinging and sore, Alexander, Prince of Macedon soaked in a warm tub dyed golden orange by the blood-red filaments of the saffron crocus. The tinted water, he knew, would clean his wounds and encourage healing while the heady aroma swirling around him soothed his weary mind.
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