Did This 1981 Novel Predict COVID-19?

Did This 1981 Novel Predict COVID-19?

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“The Eyes of Darkness” is a 1981 thriller novel by Dean Koontz. It tells a story of a disease created in a research center in Wuhan, China.

According to the author, Wuhan-400 is “China’s most important and dangerous: new biological weapon in a decade”.

“The Eye of Darkness” by Dean Koontz

“Wuhan-400 is a perfect weapon. It afflicts only human beings. No other living creature can carry it. And like syphilis, Wuhan-400 can’t survive outside a living human body for longer than a minute…”

Knowing the internet, they went crazy over the uncanny coincidence of the fiction to the reality. Here are some of their reactions:

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