If we continue the said thread here, then, when the forum is fully operational again, this thread can just be added on to it and it will all be seamless. I presume so anyway.
You are correct as far as I see.
All that has been done is to take a tech which they had already patented and update it, with newer tech, to sell as 'something' within the current drama (or at a date in the near term).
Nothing more (and they likely have a good laugh putting in covid as a title)