The whole world is at stake because of the outbreak of COVID-19 that originated in China's Wuhan. We would have never thought about some virus dismantling the whole of the Earth. However, some did have such sense and that is why they inculcated it in various books and shows.
There have been several moments in many pop culture that indicated the outbreak that has claimed more than 6,00,000 lives globally. Coincidence or not, their description of the virus is an eerily accurate reflection of the current scenario. Here are some of the films, shows and novels that mentioned or shall we say predicted coronavirus:
As weird as it may sound but the makers of 'The Simpsons' seem to be 'know it all' persons. How can they foresee most of the things that have actually happened! The cartoon predicted the outbreak back in 1993 in season four episode "Marge in Chains". However, they failed to be so accurate as they mentioned about a global pandemic called the "Osaka Flu" that originated in Japan.
The Disney princess film is just not about kids' entertainment! In this 2010 film, Rapunzel spends many days locked away in a tower away from the world (quarantine, you may say). The shocking part remains that she lived in the kingdom of Corona!
END OF DAYS: PREDICTIONS AND PROPHECIES ABOUT END OF THE WORLD:
"In around 2020, a severe pneumonia-like illness will spread throughout the globe, attacking the lungs and bronchial tubes and resisting all known treatments," read a line of the book by self-proclaimed psychic Sylvia Browne, published in 2008.
MY SECRET TERRIUS:
In the drama My Secret Terrius that was released in 2018 (UNIQ's sungjoo was among the cast) they talked in details about the corona virus.... I had goosebumps... pic.twitter.com/nuQ3UYZlMR— 🦄 (@eoeoes) March 18, 2020
Netflix's show has accurately predicted that pandemic back in 2018. The 10th episode of the Korean series describes the virus along with the information that it had no discovered treatment and it would be not easy to make its antidote. The doctor says, "The coronavirus attacks the respiratory system. What’s more serious is that the coronavirus has an incubation period of two to 14 days."
THE BIG BANG THEORY and YOUNG SHELDON:
In an episode of 'The Big Bang Theory', Sheldon tries to not get affected by a "deadly disease". However, he ends up getting in contact and is sent in two weeks quarantine. In its prequel, 'Young Sheldon', Sheldon wants to stay away from school because he does not "want to die". Later, when he is watching news on TV, the newsreader mentions a disease that originated from China and is very contagious among children and old people.
Spooky, right? It's hard to believe that people have such instincts that they could predict what's going to happen after years.
Please maintain social distance, practice good hygiene and stay in your home doing!