Do you know This book predicted 2020 coronavirus outbreak 12 years ago . Coronavirus has created a rage all over the world. WHO has also declared it a health emergency. This virus originated in China is now spreading its wings in India too.
But do you know that the prediction of Coronavirus was made 40 years ago. We are talking about a virus named ‘Wuhan-400’ in this book ‘The Eyes of Darkness’ written by Dean Kontose in 1981.
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DO YOU KNOW THIS BOOK PROJECT CORONA VIRUS 12 YEARS
The Eyes of Darkness is a thriller novel by American writer Dean Koontz, released in 1981. The book focuses on a mother who sets out on a quest to find out if her son truly did die one year ago, or if he is still alive.
A mother sends her son on a camping trip with a leader who has led this trip into the mountains 16 times before without mishap; that is until this time. Every single camper and leader and driver die with no explanation. As the grieving mother who is the protagonist begins to accept the fact that her son, Danny, is dead she starts getting vicious bully-like attacks from nowhere saying he is not dead, such as writing on chalk boards, words from printers and other various signs. Along with her new friend, Elliot Stryker, Christina Evans sets out to find out what could have possibly happened on the day that her son apparently died.
Coronavirus disease 2020 prediction
The novel mentions a bioweapon that in earlier editions is called “Gorki-400” and in later editions was called “Wuhan-400”. Gorki is a Russian city and named as the origin of that bioweapon in the 1981 edition. Due to the end of the Cold War, the origin of the bioweapon was changed to the Chinese city of Wuhan and the bioweapon was renamed “Wuhan-400” for the 2008 edition onward,prompting speculation from some in early 2020 that Koontz had somehow predicted the Coronavirus disease 2019.
While it is true that Koontz wrote about a fictional virus in his novel and that its name “Wuhan-400” refers the Chinese city in which the 2019 Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) actually started, the illness in his book doesn’t share more traits with COVID-19.
In his novel, Koontz described “Wuhan-400” as “China’s most important and dangerous: new biological weapon in a decade”. He also wrote it was developed by labs outside of the city of Wuhan.
There is no proof that the new coronavirus was created in a lab. The virus is believed to have originated late last year in a food market in Wuhan that was illegally selling wildlife. Health experts think it may have originated in bats and then passed to humans, possibly via another species.