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User Info The West's Obituary; entered at 2021-02-13 17:33:13
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Registered: 2007-06-26
@Stoictom - Well that's possible too.

But -- it's harder to evade the "own goal" problem going that way because viruses mutate all the time and once you let it out you lose control of it.

Trust me when I tell you that the bioweapons folks have tried to come up with that for several decades -- something they can vaccinate the entire population against and then **** their enemy with it.

The problem with doing it is you can't control the mutations of a virus in the wild and once it's out it will EVENTUALLY evade the vaccine, and now your own people all die too. That's why it hasn't been done before now -- they can't be sure they can prevent the mutation/evasion problem and if you try and are wrong you just killed all your own people.

This is what makes the risk of what we're doing now so unique; the mutations, when they occur, make the virus STOP KILLING instead of START KILLING and as a result the weapon becomes feasible.

Last modified: 2021-02-13 17:34:19 by tickerguy

2021-02-13 17:33:13