[SPAM] Coronavirus Is A Biological Weapon Used By China
The misleading post is shared as a link between the novel “The Eyes Of darkness 1981” by American author Dean Koontz and global epidemic COVID-19 . Please read more about it in the verification section of this article.
Below post has been circulating on social media.
“एक किताब है नाम the eyes of darkness 1981 को पब्लिश हुई थी इसमे लिखा है कि कॅरोना वायरस को चीन ने अपने शहर वुहानके एक लैब में सबसे छुपा कर बनाया था ,बाद में चीन इसको use करेगा अपनी गरीब लोगों की आबादी कम करने के लिए जिससे कि उसे सुपर पावर बनने में आसानी हो ,और इस बुक में कॅरोना वायरस का नाम वुहान 400 के नाम पर है इस किताब में पहले ही बता दिया है कि आगे चलकर चीन इस वायरस का उपयोग करेगा बायो लॉजिकल हथियार के रूप में लेखक का नाम Dean Koontz किताब के पेज 353 से 356”)
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Verification: The Coronavirus is not a biological weapon used by China
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The misleading post is shared on various social media linking the novel: The Eyes Of Darkness” and the real global epidemic “COVID-19”
The novel “The Eyes Of darkness 1981 is a work of fiction by American author Dean Koontz. In his book, the author has not mentioned that what he wrote would happen actually in future. There are few things in the book that indicate that the post shared, that links COVID-19 and the content of the novel, is not true. World Health Organization shared do’s and don’ts for COVID-19.
According to @BoomLive, following listed differences are noticed in the content of the book and the real global epidemic that clarify that the viral post shared on various platforms is not true and is misleading:
“•The Eyes Of Darkness details the story of a “new and dangerous” bioweapon virus accidentally being contracted by civilians, who get infected immediately in an incubation period of only four hours. COVID-19’s incubation period falls between 1-14 days. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the most common incubation time is around five days.
•The literary “Wuhan-400” has a 100% fatality rate, with infected individuals not surviving beyond 12-24 hours. The same per cent for the COVID-19 is between 3- 4%, as per the World Health Organisation.
• The symptoms of the fictional “Wuhan-400” mentioned in the book are different from symptoms of COVID-19.
While “Wuhan-400” includes: secretion of a toxin that “literally eats away brain tissue,” causing loss of control over bodily function. The victim simply ceases to have a pulse, functioning organs, or any urge to breathe.
The novel Coronavirus manifests with symptoms of fever, coughing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Mild cases have symptoms mirroring a common cold, while severe cases can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory illness, kidney failure and death.
•The fictional “Wuhan-400” virus was created as a bioweapon in a lab as per the plot of The Eyes Of Darkness. In stark contrast, the emergence of the COVID-19 virus was first reported late last year in a seafood market in Wuhan that was illegally selling wildlife. However, scientists are yet to trace its origin.
• The fictitious “Wuhan-400” is described to be “infinitely worse” than Ebola (EVD), but COVID-19 is less threatening than EVD. According to the WHO, the average EVD case fatality rate is around 50%, while case fatality rates have varied from 25% to 90% in past outbreaks. The same per cent for the COVID-19 is between 3- 4%, as per the WHO”.
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Post Date: 16 Mar 2020
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