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1981 Fiction Novel Predicted ‘Coronavirus Outbreak’ As 'Perfect Weapon', Netizens Speechless

In The Except, Author Dean Koontz Tells Of A Chinese Military Lab That Creates A Virus, Named Wuhan-400 As Part Of Its Biological Weapons Programme.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Chanshimla Varah | Updated on: 18 Feb 2020, 10:48:16 AM
1981 Fiction Novel Predicted ‘Coronavirus Breakout

1981 Fiction Novel Predicted ‘Coronavirus Breakout’ (Photo Credit: Twitter/Darren Plymouth))

New Delhi :

Calling the virus, Wuhan-400 in the novel, Dean Koontz’s fiction 1981 novel ‘The Eyes of Darkness’ amid the coronavirus outbreak is spooking out netizens given how the coronavirus’ origin has its root in Wuhan and also how it dashes on the existing conspiracy theory that the novel virus could be a ‘biological weapon’. The prediction of the virus in the novel was first pointed out by a Twitter user who shared an excerpt from the book. In the except, Koontz tells of a Chinese military lab that creates a virus as part of its biological weapons programme which is giving birth to even more conspiracy theories in regards to the origin of the virus.

‘It's a strange world we live in’, the Twitter user shared.

In no less time, the tweet drew the attention from the masses who busied their fingers on the keyboard on the spooky-coincidence.

As of February, the Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 1700 people infecting several others.

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First Published : 18 Feb 2020, 10:41:42 AM

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