I came up negative, finally. You just have to sleep and rest and give it time.I did an antigen test today completely expecting it to be totally clear.
Turns out I got the most definite positive so far!
I don't know what to think.
I guess a way to think about virus transmission is like water running downhill. Any path that can be found will be used, as long as progress can be made it's all equal.
You'll hear the argument made that transposons are almost the ideal virus, even though they aren't viruses (any more?). They get into your genome, and hop about, they put very little load onto the host, and they get transmitted between generations. But yeah, Dr Robertson isn't saying anything too contentious there, the only thing that matters is hopping to other hosts.
Like, I guess you could make the argument that something like Ebola which turns you into an exploding sack of blood in... whatever, days or something ridiculous, isn't a great virus as it limits spread. You have this model of the virus burning itself out before it can spread, like a newspaper fire compared to HIV which burns slowly for ages like coal, really long lived in the host but not very contagious.
I'm not working directly with cov-2, and I can't be arsed reading about the prick any more, but I've heard conversations where they're talking about the spike being bimodal with respect to conformation (structure). That is, it has two structures, one active and one hidey. I guess the default mode would be hidey, and the adaptive response type guys don't notice the spike because it's sort of hidden. Then, upon some class of trigger, it flips to the other mode, active mode, and can infect.