Covid-19 is officially a pandemic, and everywhere on the internet, there is different theories about its origin.
One of them involves The book 'The Eyes of Darkness' by the author Dean Koontz. Several Twitter users have in the course of the past month shared photos of the two pages where the author describes a biological weapon by the name of 'Wuhan-400' - a man-made, incurable lungebetændelses-like virus, which will hit the globe and attack the lungs in 2020. Then, the - thus, according to the book - disappear, hit the once again ten years later and then eventually evaporate completely.
the Pages from the book, where the words have been underlined with a red marker pen, which has spread as a steppevind on social media, where many believe that Dean Koontz with his 'Wuhan-400' exactly predicted covid-19.
A Dean Koontz novel written in 1981 predicted the outbreak of the corona virus! pic.twitter.com/bjjqq6TzOl— Nick Hinton (@NickHintonn) February 16, 2020
Well this is just crazy.... #Wuhan400 pic.twitter.com/pSjsSzuKW4— DeBo (@BigDeebs5) March 14, 2020
But it is far from the case. The u.s. media CNN has been looking at the different details from the book, as many believe, is strikingly accurate in relation to the reality of coronaviruses.
For the first is Dean Koontz's 39-year-old roman, of course, pure fiction, and contains only of the reason in its nature is not prophecies about viruses, which had to hit in the real future.
In one of the pictures widely shared on the social media of a page in 'The Eyes of Darkness', is the character of Dombey, which tells the story of a chinese scientist, who took the biological weapons 'Wuhan-400' with to the UNITED states.
'they call it The 'Wuhan-400, because it was developed in their RDNA-laboratories outside the city of Wuhan, and it was the 400. the strain of man-made micro-organisms created at the research centre', is it in the book.
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But according to CNN it was fictitious biological weapons in the book's first edition from 1981 called 'Gorki 400', and only in 1989 was it, according to the South China Morning Post changed to 'Wuhan-400'.
Moreover, points out, the u.s. media, to the idea that covid-19 as the fictional virus had to be man-made, is a conspiracy theory that has emerged on non-verified accounts on social media. Since the theories have been vigorously rejected by researchers in both China and in the West. In fact, no one knows yet exactly how covid-19 has occurred.
In 'The Eyes of Darkness' in the fictional 'Wuhan-400' a mortality rate of 100 percent, which is far from true for real-life coronavirus. Also describes Dean Koontz in the book, that the people in the book get the virus can be carrying the virus, only four hours after having been in contact with the virus'. Also, this is very far from the reality of covid-19, where people typically develop any symptoms for several days after being exposed to it.
So no, concludes CNN in their review: Dean Koontz may be a good writer, but he is no soothsayer.