I gave you an example of a specific virus (HIV) hijacking a specific cellular machine (nuclear import), with a link to a paper containing the data.Let’s start with a very simple question.
Who first came up with the theory of hijacking cell replication with lysis as a result?
What evidence was given and what peer review occurred?
Why does it matter who first determined that viruses hijack cell replication? The earliest lytic viruses to be discovered were bacteriophages, first identified in 1915 by Twort. Here is a summary of the history of the phage work since then:
As I pointed out earlier, not all viruses are lytic. Many will bud out of living cells.
All scientific papers undergo peer review, which is more stringent in the topnotch journals.