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

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