The Infection Heist

A bank vault door with graphics depicting virus in front of it.
The safe-cracker, the inside man, the getaway driver. Each member plays a key role in a bank heist. This metaphor helps explain how different viruses interact to co-infect cells. David Slipher/(CC0)

If you’ve seen any heist movie, you know it takes a team to get the job done. The safe-cracker, the inside man, the getaway driver. Each member plays a key role, without which the group’s success is jeopardized. Viruses in a competitive environment work in a similar way. [Article]