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Coronavirus was predicted 40 years ago? Internet is shocked

​The coronavirus outbreak, which has claimed over 1000 lives in China, was predicted about 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.

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New Delhi Updated on: February 18, 2020 13:40 IST
Coronavirus was predicted 40 years ago? Internet is shocked

Coronavirus was predicted 40 years ago? Internet is shocked

The coronavirus outbreak, which has claimed over 1000 lives in China, was predicted about 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. The novel talks of a Chinese military lab that creates a virus as part of its biological weapons programmed. The lab is located in Wuhan, which lends the virus its name, Wuhan-400.

"It was around that time that a Chinese scientist named Li Chen moved to the United States while carrying a floppy disk of data from China’s most important and dangerous new biological weapon of the past decade. They call it Wuhan-400 because it was developed in their RDNA laboratory just outside the city of Wuhan," an excerpt from the book read.

A Twitter user, who goes by the name Darren of Plymouth, posted screenshots of the excerpt from the novel which has the mention of the virus Wuhan-400 in it.

"It is a strange world we live in," the tweet read.

Netizens were taken by surprise over the fiction book predicting the virus 40 years ago. Here's a look at some reactions.

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