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User Info But They'd NEVER Do That...; entered at 2021-02-20 14:45:25
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Registered: 2007-06-26
@Franco - You engineer a virus that produces ADE in someone with the antibody.

ADE is a known phenomena where a particular antibody, instead of being protective, lets the virus into the cells more-easily. It's devastating when it happens and was the reason for the Philippines Dengue Fever vaccine fiasco. In people with previous Dengue infections the vaccine was fine, but in people who had NOT had it instead of protecting them when they got the virus it often killed the victim instead of making them sick.

Whether an adversary could come up with an engineered virus that did this is an open question. Doing it where the "tag" can naturally exist has the same problem with any other bioweapon - you are likely to kill your own people because some of them will have that antibody through natural causes.

But if the antibody can only exist as a result of an intentional act, and your adversary has tagged themselves, well, now you have a weapon that won't hurt anyone other than the people who got the jab.

That's NOT GOOD.
2021-02-20 14:45:25