My Rambling Thoughts

The perfect bio-weapon

Wanted traits:

  • Long incubation period (up to 14 days)
  • Asymptomatic during incubation period
  • Infectious even in asymptomatic phase
  • Transmissible via respiratory droplets, airborne (aerosol), feces
  • Hard to diagnose; good at hiding in various parts of the body
  • Three-week illness duration; first week mild, second week recover-or-get-worse, third week critical (recover or die)
  • Multiple organ failure; immune system attacks own organs
  • Able to re-infect after recovery; only weak anti-bodies produced
  • Organs weakened after first infection, more likely to be serious on re-infection
  • High mutation rate to thwart vaccine or cure

After a long search, we finally found one promising candidate...

The Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), now named COVID-19, is extremely lethal to the elderly (60 years old and above), those with pre-existing health conditions, and those with over-reactive immune system.

Fatality rate of risk group: at least 10% — don't risk it, trust me. Fatality rate of non-risk group: 0.2% (10x higher than seasonal flu). You'll probably shrug it off.

Except we still need to improve its deadliness... perhaps by combining it with Ebola (fatality rate 66.7%).

We should take utmost precaution to avoid unleasing such a virus accidentally, shouldn't we?

The US CDC test kits were found to be severely flawed; they gave a high rate of false negative. Were they that incompetent? Possibly. That's what hiring by affirmative or diversity instead of competency gets you.

But here's a tinfoil hat theory: what if their test kits were based on a different strain? Something from their lab... hmm...

2019 in red

My secondary savings account nearly went out of money in 2019:

2019Sav a/cCCMs CCOutIn
Jan$25,828.98$1,443.22-$1,592.80+$9,601.20
Feb$33,837.38$1,326.62-$4,012.55+$1.27
Mar$29,826.10$1,601.20$992.17-$3,284.35+$2,101.25
Apr$28,643.00$1,355.54$86.27-$5,986.37+$8,001.22
May$30,657.85$1,358.42$823.39-$6,338.16+$1,651.28
Jun$25,970.97$2,048.18$2,306.55-$5,678.79+$1.03
Jul$20,293.21$1,097.99$392.29-$2,616.95+$50.79
Aug$17,727.05$915.66$963.50-$6,970.05+$175.62
Sep$10,932.62$1,354.83$1,168.53-$3,224.48+$150.41
Oct$7,858.55$1,180.65$939.95-$2,850.47+$2,000.36
Nov$7,008.44$1,441.94$503.71-$3,077.90+$64.34
Dec$3,994.88$2,334.25$497.21-$3,536.28+$35.14
2020$493.74

I did not pay attention to it because it was supposed to be "revenue neutral".

I estimated I'm $15k in the red for the entire year. In other words, not only did I not save, but I spent from my savings.

Tasks in 2020:

  • Use one account for expenses for ease of tracking
  • Watch expenses — both CC and non-CC expenses are very high