COVID-19: Life Imitating Art, Art Imitating Life, or Coincidence?
The aisles at the grocery stores can be emptied. There can be a shortage of workers willing to assist in nursing the ill. There may even be a decrease in businesses which will remain open during the current health crisis.
But one thing of which we'll never have too few is conspiracy theories! Oh, they're out there. So, let's discuss a few.
1- "The Eyes of Darkness" by Dean Koontz
This script eerily describes a man-made biochemical, which was used as a weapon, and was brought to the United States by a Chinese scientist.
Well, we know that COVID-19 seemingly impacted China first, but it is believed to have been brought to the US by travelers, not an individual. Also, no one infected could survive in the book, whereas numerous people have recovered from the current strain of coronavirus.
Speaking of books, when shared, the previous photos are often accompanied by a page from late psychic Syliva Browne's book End of Days: Predictions and Prophecies about the End of the World.
While seeing that it'll leave gives us hope, the fact that it said to return in 10 years means we should be better prepared to prevent its spread at that time.
This is how Netflix describes the series:
When a ferocious contagion sweeps through Atlanta, authorities impose a precarious quarantine on the city while scrambling to find a cure.
The fact that this series began over four years ago has to make one question if somebody knew something back then, but it's just coming to light.
And this movie doesn't make it any better.
Whatever the case, whether this is life imitating art or art imitating life, the fact remains that we must take necessary precautions to protect ourselves AND as the older generations say, there's nothing new under the sun.