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7 Predictions About Covid-19 You Should Know About

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With every great calamity that has befallen mankind, people have looked back in history to draw comparisons between prophesies and current events. Although the psychology behind the obsession man has with doomsday theories is a whole other topic for discussion, one thing is for sure, believing in such prophesies give us a macabre sense of satisfaction and something to talk about.

Since the beginning of time, many so-called prophets have walked the earth. Whether they were true clairvoyants or charletons remain to be proven. A few of these ‘prophets’ are believed to have predicted the current Covid-19 epidemic and End-of-the World talk has become popular on social media again.

Here are 7 predictions that are believed to have foretold the current state of the world:

1. The Book of Revelation

Authored by John, an early Christian and exile on the island of Patmos, the Book of Revelation contains several predictions for the so-called ‘End-Times’.

Many Christians believe that the current pandemic is a sign of the onset of the apocalypse, with specific reference to Revelation 6:8, which reads, “I looked, and there before me was a pale horse. Its rider was named Death and Hades was following close behind him. They were given the power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.”

While the arguments that support this belief are compelling, one cannot help but take note that this is not the first pandemic which has plagued the earth. During the previous millenia, mankind experienced a similar kind of disease every hundred years or so. Some of these were either preceded or followed by war and famine, in line with the above scripture. This means that every century or so Christianity revives the prophesies of John. Is there any reason to believe that this time is different from all the others? This remains to be seen.

2. Nostradamus

The seer Michel de Nostredame has a finger in every prophetic pie. He is believed to have predicted the First and Second World wars as well as the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and the attack on the Twin Towers, amongst many, many others. He is The Grim Reaper personified.

Conspiracy theorists and Nostradamus fanatics are now claiming that the dark age prophet also predicted the Corona Virus outbreak. Although his writings were cryptic and vague without reference to specific times and places, devout followers insist that many of his quatrains can be linked to specific world events. 

One of the quatrains believed to refer to Covid-19, reads as follows, “The great plague of the maritime city. Will not cease until there be avenged the death. Of the just blood, condemned for a price without crime.” Although reference here is made to a seaside city, Wuhan is landlocked, but because the virus broke out in a seafood market, interpreters find the reference acceptable.

Is the interpretation of this quatrain a desperate attempt by Nostradamus’ followers to jump on the Corona-Virus band wagon? You be the judge.

3. Dean Koontz

In his 1981 novel ‘The Eyes of Darkness’, Koontz is claimed to have predicted the outbreak of the virus with eerie accuracy. According to his story, a Chinese Scientist created a virus called Wuhan-400 in a lab outside the city of Wuhan as a biological weapon to be used against the West. Photos of the actual paragraph from the book that went viral on social media, sparked new conspiracy theories about the start of World War III and biological warfare, causing panic amongst Facebook and Twitter users and initiating the formation of new conspiracy theories about China’s plans to rule the world. 

Scientists from the East and the West have rubbished any such claims, insisting that the virus was transferred from a bat to a human and then mutated to allow human to human transmission. The symptoms described in the book also differ from the symptoms of Covid-19.

Writer’s luck? Most likely.

4. Sylvia Browne

Controversial psychic Sylvia Browne is another author who has allegedly predicted the Corona outbreak accurately. 

In her book, End of Days, she wrote, “By 2020 we will see more people than ever wearing surgical masks and rubber gloves in public, inspired by an outbreak of a severe pneumonia-like illness that attacks both the lungs and the bronchial tubes and is ruthlessly resistant to treatment. This illness will be particularly baffling in that, after causing a winter of absolute panic, it will seem to vanish completely until 10 years later, making both its source and its cure that much more mysterious”

Although sceptics have debunked her predictions, claiming that the disease is not a ‘severe’ illness as most cases are mild, one cannot argue that the similarities between the scenario she predicted and the current world scenario, are morbidly similar. She also predicted the exact year. Did she have real psychic powers? Maybe. Time will tell.

5. Contagion- the movie

In 2011 the film Contagion, directed by Steven Soderbergh, was released. It boasted a star-studded cast with the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Kate Winslet and Laurence Fishburne.

The well researched and accurate plot tells the story of an epidemic which originates in Hong Kong and is spread throughout the world by travelling businessmen, mainly, and then centers around the city of Chicago, where the worst outbreak in the US is contained through self-isolation and a total lockdown of the city. 

The scenes bare a stark resemblance to the world today. Even though the symptoms differ slightly, its origin and the way in which it spread are particularly similar to Covid-19. It is said that Soderbergh consulted with both the World Health Organisation and top scientists prior to and during the making of the film, which makes sense, as it received excellent reviews, especially from the scientific community. 

Did the World Health Organisation foresee the current outbreak? Well, science is a great predictor of these kinds of events, so although they already knew that the possibility existed, it was a matter of when.

6. T.B. Joshua

In comes T.B. Joshua, charismatic Nigerian evangelist, founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations and self-proclaimed prophet of God. Africans, including prominent leaders and statesmen from all over the continent, flock to his church to receive prayer, blessing and healing and to receive a prophetic word.

Here is what he had to say earlier this month about the current pandemic:

"This month (March 2020), 27th, it will be all over. By the end of this month, whether we like it or not, no matter the medicine, they might have produced the cure or whatever, it will go the way it came" 

So although he didn’t predict the virus as such, he attempted to predict its end. Well Mr, either you heard wrong when the almighty whispered in your ear or you took a wild guess. Needless to say, many are now calling him a ‘scam’ since the virus is clearly still out in full force.

7. Bill Gates

The Microsoft tycoon and philanthropist warned of a possible disease caused by a virus that would spread ‘very quickly’ around the globe in a 2015 TED talk which has recently circulated on Facebook and Instagram. He predicted that, if anything were to kill 10 million people worldwide, it would more likely be a virus than a war. He warned that the world would not be prepared. These are words of a visionary, not a prophet. 

Well, well, well. We certainly did not heed his warning back then as first world countries are running out of medical supplies and world leaders are running around like headless chicken. 

If only.

So what do we learn from these prophets and their predictions? Well, for one, you do not need to have the gift of prophesy to know the future. History is an excellent predictor of the future and one need only glimpse into the past to see what tomorrow holds. Mankind has a propensity for repeating the same mistakes many times over. 

Secondly, we should start paying attention to what the visionaries of our time have to say and stop wasting our time following power-driven and money-hungry con-artists and politicians who are in it for personal gain.

Last but not least, a little bit of common sense goes a long way. Here I am referring to the universal law of cause and effect. Our abuse of the planet and its resources was bound to backfire eventually. Unless we change course, this will doubtfully be the last calamity to befall mankind.

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