A 2014 paper demonstrated that the a spike protein on the cell surface, just as in mRNA, induces macropinocytosis, which occurs late during natural infection, is continuous, and is not associated with virus entry. This is precisely what Pancreatic Cancer does. SARS-CoV-2 also causes autophagy, the other process that Pancreatic Cancers specialize in. SARS-CoV-2 is designed to create the ideal environment for Pancreatic Cancer. An early biomarker for Pancreatic Cancer is elevated CA19-9 which occurs in COVID. The hypoxia, signaling pathways, all induce cancer. Same processes in lung cancer as well.
Targeting the Endocytic Pathway and Autophagy Process as a Novel Therapeutic Strategy in COVID-19
Coronaviruses Induce Entry-Independent, Continuous Macropinocytosis