More than 1700 people have died in China because of the coronavirus outbreak. The Chinese city Wuhan is the epicenter of the virus which has now spread to over 25 countries. But did you know a fiction book predicted the Wuhan virus around 40 years ago?
A thriller novel The Eyes of Darkness, written by Dean Koontz in 1981, mentioned a virus named Wuhan-400. In the novel, the virus was created as a weapon in a laboratory.
A Twitter user with the handle @DarrenPlymouth brought this cryptic reference to light on social media. The user posted the cover of the book and shared an excerpt from the book which has the mention of the virus Wuhan-400 in it.
“It is a strange world we live in,” the tweet read.
Fiction can definitely be strange at times.
Internet is absolutely stumped with the reference of Wuhan virus in this book. In fact, netizens had a lot to say on this. Here’s what they said:
Congress minister Manish Tewari also shared an excerpt from the book and wrote, “Is Coranavirus a biological Weapon developed by the Chinese called Wuhan -400? This book was published in 1981. Do read the excerpt.”
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