While the Trump regime loves to scaremonger and indulge in infantile conspiracy theories, a moment's thought would indicate that SARS-CoV2 is an implausible candidate for an intentionally-released bioweapon. First of all, even Trump is (probably) not quite stupid enough to release a weapon first on his own people, and Xi certainly isn't a drooling moron like Trump. Secondly, while covid-19 does seem to harm obese people far more than any other group except for the very old and frail, the latest data shows that it leaves 90% of people totally asymptomatic and kills less than one-tenth of one percent of the population. Which makes it a pathetically inadequate bioweapon. So regardless of technical wizardry, SARS-CoV2 is clearly a natural phenomenon or, alternatively, the most abjectly useless weapon in history (except, perhaps, for the British sausage). The real threats are yet to come.

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