Three Coronavirus Coincidences the Media Isn’t Talking About
Because Inciting Frenzied Mass Hysteria Is Far Easier Than Critical Thinking and Asking Tough Questions
“The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants.”
- Albert Camus
In spite of all the pandemonium surrounding the reported Coronavirus pandemic, the following three coincidences haven’t escaped the notice of those who are paying attention to the man behind the curtain.
In 2019, a little gathering known as the Hong Kong protests had been raging in China for months (you may have heard about it). These protests were dragging on and showing no sign of letting up, when all of a sudden a virus conveniently emerged out of nowhere putting an immediate damper on those pesky liberty-loving protestors.
The virus has made its way to the United States just in time to begin damaging the U.S. economy preceding the presidential elections. A convenient turn of events for the entrenched establishment of lifelong politicians who’ve spent all their time (and your money) the past three years trying to dethrone the current U.S. president.
Oh, and as an added bonus, now freedom of association and freedom of movement are under threat even in (relatively) free countries around the world, like the United States.
The 1996 edition of the novel, The Eyes of Darkness written by Dean Koontz (under the pen name Leigh Nichols) just so happens to include a “biological weapon” called “Wuhan-400” that was developed “outside the city of Wuhan.”
The novel further states that “the Chinese could use Wuhan-400 to wipe out a city or a country.”
Some apologists for Koontz are attempting to “debunk” this coincidence by throwing the baby out with the bathwater. They’re claiming that the mention of “Wuhan-400” in the novel is a hoax—a fabrication to create a “conspiracy theory” by pointing out the fact that the original 1981 printing cites the virus as “Gorki-400” from Russia.
What the self-appointed “debunkers” aren’t telling you is that in the 1996 printing, Koontz changed the setting from Russia to China and he changed the virus name from “Gorki-400” to “Wuhan-400.”
So, yes, the Koontz novel did in fact speak of a virus from Wuhan, China. And, yes, the novel did in fact call it “Wuhan-400.” But instead of it being 39 years before the situation we currently find ourselves in, it was 24 years. The original point stands: this is still a grand coincidence worth noting.
We desperately need to be having conversations about the real origin, the convenient timing, and the possible ulterior motives behind the sudden emergence of this virus. And now, more than ever, we need to question everything we’re being told to believe by the fourth branch of our government: the media.
But alas — in a world where the masses’ response to a suspected global pandemic is to buy up all available toilet paper — I don’t suppose I should hold out much hope for rational and reasoned thought to emerge from this cacophony of hysteria. So just move along, there’s clearly nothing to see or think about here.
Update: In this article I originally cited the 1981 printing of The Eyes of Darkness instead of the 1996 printing. This has been corrected.
J.L. Pattison is a regular contributor at Medium and writes fiction at JLPattison.com.