Netflix users claim South Korean series My Secret Terrius ‘predicted’ the Coronavirus Outbreak in 2020

Netflix users claim South Korean series My Secret Terrius ‘predicted’ the Coronavirus Outbreak in 2020

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The South Korean series My Secret Terrius has left a number of Netflix viewers shocked. The show, which originally aired in 2018, appeared to audiences recently and surprised many by how it predicted two years back that a coronavirus outbreak would take place.

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After Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Contagion’, here comes a 2018 K-drama that has a plot point referring to the ‘mutant coronavirus’

My Secret, Terrius, which is a 2018 show available on Netflix in several countries (though not India) predicts the coronavirus outbreak in an episode in its first season.

The first season of the series ended with a doctor developing what seems very uncannily like the Coronavirus. She was looking for a cure but discovers a virus that is compared to MERS. The doctor can be seen saying that someone tweaked to increase its mortality rate to 90 percent and adds that the virus has an incubation period of two to 14 days.

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“MERS, SARS, the common flu. They all fall in the same gene family with the same gene information. The coronavirus attacks the respiratory system. During the 2015 MERS epidemic, the mortality rate was over 20 percent,” says the doctor.

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“But that’s not serious enough to be used as a weapon. Am I wrong?” asks the other person, to which the doctor states, “As I said, this is a mutant virus. Someone tweaked it to increase the mortality rate to 90 percent.”

“The virus was manipulated to attack the lungs directly within just five minutes of being exposed,” the doctor adds. It is later shown in My Secret Terrius that a cure is just not possible, prompting children to be taught how to wash their hands effectively to destroy the virus.

The scene went viral on social media, with one user writing, “Omg they discussed the coronavirus in 2018.” “Just gonna leave this here but I am massively spooked,” wrote another.

Understandably, after this footage found its way online, social media began trending My Secret, Terrius, and users across the globe began searching for the episode on Netflix. Some (like those in India) were left disappointed, while others added to their conspiracy theories.

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What is true: The show talks about a coronavirus. The doctor in the show also discusses that the virus is fatal. She says that it has no cure or vaccine.

What is false: There is no prediction about COVID-19 and that it will spread in 2020. The virus in the show is also man-made and genetically mutated. On the other hand, there is no evidence that COVID-19 was man-made.

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