During the times of crisis, several conspiracy theories are birthed. At present, the world is grappling with the deadly novel coronavirus which has as of now claimed over 22,000 lives globally. The pandemic flu has not only led to a lockdown across various countries in the world but has also altered the economic prowess of these nations.
Meanwhile, on the virtual world, a video clip from 2018 South Korean drama ‘My Secret, Terrius’ has gone viral. Why? Well, netizens are baffled with the uncanny prediction it makes in the viral clip about coronavirus outbreak.
Although the series is a work of fiction yet the dialogues and characters presented will undoubtedly surprise you.
My Secret, Terrius’ synopsis from Netflix reads: “A secret agent who detaches himself from the world after a failed operation tries to unravel the mystery behind a neighbour’s death.”
The key scene which has got fans all over the globe talking comes in the 10th episode of the show’s first season. Approximately 53 minutes into the episode, it shows a doctor handing over a file to another character.
The doctor tells her: “We must do more research, but it looks like a mutant coronavirus.” The concerned recipient replies: “Corona? Then MERS?” “MERS, SARS, the common flu. They all fall in the same gene family with the same gene information,” the doctor says. “The coronavirus attacks the respiratory system. During the 2015 MERS epidemic, the mortality rate was over 20 percent.” The agent then asks: “But that’s not serious enough to be used as a weapon. Am I wrong?” The doctor says: “Like I said, this is a mutant virus. Someone tweaked it to increase the mortality rate to 90 percent.” Once Netflix subscribers online got wind of the scene, it didn’t take long for them to voice concerns.
On Twitter, one said: “In the drama My Secret Terrius that was released in 2018 (UNIQ’s sungjoo was among the cast) they talked in details about the coronavirus…. I had goosebumps…“
The series was earlier available on Netflix but after the buzz around it caught up the internet, the movie-TV shows streaming giant pulled it off. Yes, the series is no longer available on Netflix. So, no Netflix and chill. Make peace with the real world.
Earlier, netizens went crazy looking for 2011 Hollywood classic “Contagion” which also shows a similar pandemic outbreak. It is time to not spread any misconceptions but rather follow the government advisory on maintaining social distancing to stay safe.