An extract from a book by an American writer circulating on the social media suggests that the outbreak of Coronavirus, otherwise known as Covid-19, in Wuhan, China was accurately predicted as far back as 1981.
The book by Dean Koontz, number one bestselling author according to The New York Times, appropriately titled the “Eyes of Darkness”, states that a Chinese scientist Li Chen made the revelation when he defected to the United States, carrying a diskette record of China’s most important biological weapon.
Koontz states: ” They call the stuff ‘Wuhan-400’ because it was developed at their RDNA labs outside the city of Wuhan, and it was the four-hundredth viable strain of man-made microorganism created at that research centre.”
Wuhan-400, he adds, is a perfect weapon because it afflicts only human beings.
Koontz states categorically on page 412: “In around 2020, a severe pneumonia-like illness will spread throughout the globe, attacking the lungs and the bronchial tubes and resisting all known treatments. Almost more baffling than the illness itself will be the fact that it will suddenly vanish as quickly as it arrived, attacking again 10 years later, and then disappear completely.”
But the claim has been described as partly false because there is no proof that the new coronavirus was created in a lab. The virus is believed to have originated last year in a food market in Wuhan that was illegally selling wildlife.
Experts believe it may have originated in bats and then passed to humans, possibly via another species. “The symptoms described by Koontz are different to Covid-19,” such experts insist.
Via The Nation