* Novelist Dean Koontz predicted the coronavirus In a 1981 book.
In what is nothing more than an EXTREMELY CREEPY similarity, mass-market novelist Dean Koontz’s 1981 book mentions the outbreak of a virus called “Wuhan-400” that was developed in a lab outside of Wuhan, China—Ground Zero for the current real-life outbreak! Thankfully, that’s about the only similarity between fiction and real-life—whereas COVID-19 currently has a fatality rate estimated at 3-4%, Wuhan-400 killed it infected.
* The video game predicted coronavirus.
In January, a theory emerged that a logo from a Wuhan virology lab was eerily similar to that of an agency that made the virus that starts the zombie apocalypse in the video game It was also noted that the main city in the game is named “Raccoon,” which is an anagram of “corona.” But Snopes proved that the logo was from a different institute in China 500 miles away from Wuhan.
* Coronavirus is no worse than the common cold.
For starters, the common cold doesn’t have anywhere near the 3-4% mortality rate of the virus that causes COVID-19. The symptoms—fever and a cough—are also more like flu symptoms than a common cold. Where this misinformation may have originated is from the fact that the common cold can be cause by a coronavirus—just not the one that’s caused the current global pandemic.
* Dogs created coronavirus to force their owners to stay home and cuddle them.
Ingenious if true. They get extra walks and can avoid dreaded trips to the vet: