Novel predicted Wuhan virus 40 years before Coronavirus outbreak : trends in twitter
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, 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.
Internet is absolutely stumped with the reference of Wuhan virus in this book. In fact, netizens had a lot to say on this.
Read most of Dean Koontz books and enjoyed how descriptive they were. This, however, is a little too close to the— Stephen Wayman (@Swaydogg) February 16, 2020
— Tears From Heaven (@AnnHewi47689497) February 16, 2020
Holy shit! I remember this book!— Truth Bomber (@TChef76) February 17, 2020
Omg..... I remember that series. Scared the absolute life out of me when I was younger!!— Sea Haze We're free WTO (@seahaze55) February 17, 2020