I would like to pick up on a point. The article mentions movies predicting the coronavirus, the world has faced many pandemics since the start of mankind. The Justinian Plague of 541-544 came with the following symptoms: fever, bubonic swelling. The illness was again spread from human contact. Another pandemic was the Spanish Flu, this came with the following symptoms, chills, fever, fatigue. With this virus people were advised to stay at home, quarantine, limit public gatherings and implement good personal hygiene. The most recent pandemic is what we are facing right now: Covid-19. We are all familiar with the symptoms this has bought upon all of us, so I won’t go into much detail but what is common amongst these pandemics are the flu-like symptoms and exercising the need to have good personal hygiene and limiting public gatherings.
Taking this into consideration many film writers have used real-life events as an inspiration to create something entertaining for the viewers which they have successfully done according to the conspiracy theories being released these days. There is a series on Netflix called ‘The Rain’ this series is based on a rain-borne virus which wipes out most the population, now this is an example of imagination used at its finest. Secondly using ‘real’ medicinal names in movies does not mean they are planning a conspiracy against mankind and using movies to warn us or drop hints. A movie isn’t going to tell viewers to use Cetirizine liquid in their eyes to treat dry eye symptoms because the sheep will start trying this out too. A very lame example but if film writers choose made up medicine names then us conspiracy making people would have criticised them for misleading the viewers.
Another important point, Coronaviruses (CoVs) are a family of viruses’ that cause respiratory and intestinal illnesses in humans. The SARS epidemic in China and MERS outbreak on the Arabian Peninsula are all under the same umbrella term ‘Coronaviruses (CoVs)’. So, the book by Robin de Rutier called CoronaCrisis was not to warn us of a global lockdown but again a general book for people that are blind to the truth.
The article mentions digital vaccine ID’s, these IDs are being made but not for the purpose that is being publicised. These digital ID’s are for children and adolescents who do not have identification, to provide a viable route to close the identity gap and not to track an individual’s location; this method is being implemented in underprivileged countries such as Bangladesh.
There are many points in this article that I would like to shed light on, but the article is just giving out misleading facts with twisted words and arguments with no research supporting it.
Such articles not only mislead but divert everyone’s attention into believing something that has no weight to it resulting in not adhering to what is asked of them to do and help stop the spread of the virus.