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Coronavirus Predicted Foretold back in 1976

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70deb Wed 08-Apr-20 15:46:03

This Flu plague crisis predicted back in 1976 HERE

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BurgerQuean Wed 08-Apr-20 15:51:17

Get a grip of yourself

lubeybooby Wed 08-Apr-20 15:56:15

1) it's not flu 2) pandemics happen now and then - through all of history. Not hard to predict.

igr61 Wed 08-Apr-20 16:40:40

incredibly accurate from the BBC. Every time I think of Coronavirus I think of this TV drama. Many people of a certain age will remember this on tv back in the 1970s. A truly great programme.

midgebabe Wed 08-Apr-20 16:43:13

It wasn't a prediction, it was a common storyline triggered by the various pandemics that have occurred all through history

CuriousaboutSamphire Wed 08-Apr-20 16:57:03

Without looking, is that Survivors?

That and the kids version Changes...

I bet Nostradamus and Sainted Bridgets, Bernadettes and Ignatius's by the score will also be found to have predicted it too!

EmpressMcSchnozzle Wed 08-Apr-20 17:27:06

You forgot Kim Kardashian, I mean Sylvia Browne, and no end of "psychic" wunderkinder whose websites suddenly miraculously say things like "our loyal readers predicted a pandemic in their dreams but for obvious reasons we didn't advertise the fact". Yeah. Right. I mean, I'm all for a bit of woo, but come on, people. I wouldn't be surprised if Mother Shipton and Baba Yaga were in on the act an' all.

Plagues have been with us forever. Look up St Justinian, the Great Mortality, and, oh yes, the 1918 'Flu. There are myriads of others.

Viruses are very clever lifeforms. (Evidently cleverer than many of us, including me.) I'm more bothered about the fact the entire human race has revealed itself, en masse, with a very few honorable exceptions, to be even more stupid and panic-ridden than previously assumed. And that we have multiple governments who don't seem to read their own risk registers, let alone actually plan for something that scientists have been warning about for decades.

Especially most of our glorious, er, leaders, who all started panicking round about the time they realised that this virus was not limited to the elderly/poor/darker skinned* *delete as applicable.

Doesn't really augur well for the even bigger elephant in the room, Climate Change. (Yes, I know we have to get through this first. Besides which the Earth itself/Nature both appear to be doing rather well in some quarters without so many of us pointlessly rushing around like demented 4-limbed ants.)

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