And to add insult to injury, China tried to get the US to pay for weaponizing the damned thing. They literally asked DARPA for money to do it:
The bid was submitted by zoologist Peter Daszak of US-based EcoHealth Alliance, who was hoping to use genetic engineering to cobble "human-specific cleavage sites" onto bat Covid "which would make it easier for the virus to enter human cells"--a method which would coincidentally answer a longstanding question among the scientific community as to how SARS-CoV-2 evolved to become so infectious to humans.So much for "product of Chinese bioweapon research" being a "conspiracy theory". Eh?
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Had PT today, first session--mostly stretching and a few exercises. Therapist wants me to use heat on it when I'm at home, and also to exercise it. So I'll do that.
Going again tomorrow. Looking forward to it.
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It got chilly today. Started out at 66 and now it's 59 and getting cooler; I ended up grabbing a hoodie when I came home for lunch. Just in time for autumn!
Went shopping after PT--wanted tacos for dinner--and saw a phenominal sunset. Grabbed my phone and tried to take a picture--phone quit. Plugged it into charger, phone reported 50% charge, took it off charger and tried again--quit again. Ended up putting it back on charger and having to take pics through the windshield, which probably attenuated the colors.
*sigh* Well, let's face it: the phone is four years old. Maybe time for a new battery...or a new phone.
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New ticketing system went live today and no one really knows how to use it. We all had training but it's different when you're actually using it in a production environment, and by the time 3 PM came around I had that "swelling brain" sensation that tells me I'm at the last stop before "migraine" and gave up trying to get anything done. *sigh*
But I did get a couple of things done today, anyway.
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So now it's after 8, I've been fed, and all I got from the intartubzorz was the stuff about Wuhan Flu being man-made, which we all basically knew was the case. So, I think I'll go play some WoW or something.