People Think This 2018 K-Drama Predicted The COVID-19 Pandemic
The 2018 Korean drama series My Secret Terrius has been trending on social media in the midst of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-2019) pandemic.
It is because of a scene in the first season's 10th episode. A doctor talks to one of the lead characters, Yoo Ji-yeon (played by Im Se-mi), about a coronavirus being mutated in order to become a weapon.
My Secret Terrius is currently available on Netflix as part of its Korean drama series library.
The synopsis of this K-drama reads, “A secret agent who detaches himself from the world after a failed operation tries to unravel the mystery behind a neighbour’s death.”
Here's how the scene goes based on its English subtitles.
The doctor tells Yoo Ji-yeon: "We must do more research, but it looks like a mutant coronavirus."
Yoo Ji-yeon asks: "Corona? Then MERS?"
The doctor continues: "MERS, SARS, the common flu. They all fall in the same family with the same gene information. The coronavirus attacks the respiratory system. During the 2015 MERS epidemic, the mortality rate was over 20 percent."
Yoo Ji-yeon clarifies: "But that's not serious enough to be used as a weapon. Am I wrong?"
The doctor explains: "Like I said, this is a mutant virus. Someone tweaked it to increase the mortality rate to almost 90 percent."
Looking puzzled, Yoo Ji-yeon says: "90 percent?"
The doctor expounds: "What's more serious is that the coronavirus has an incubation period of 2 to 14 days. This virus was manipulated to attack the lungs directly within just five minutes of being exposed.
When Yoo Ji-yeon asks if there is a cure, the doctor answers, "There's no cure or vaccine at the moment. They're hard to develop."
A Tagalized version of My Secret Terrius was aired on ABS-CBN from September to November 2019 with the title Codename: Terrius.
NETIZENS' REACTIONS TO MY SECRET TERRIUS
The scene was quickly noticed by netizens and posted on social media.
Some netizens believe that the Korean drama series may have predicted the coronavirus:
Netizens say they had goosebumps upon watching the video:
Other netizens were surprised by this scene that aired two years ago:
But then, there are others who tweeted that My Secret Terrius did not predict the coronavirus, because the term has already been exisiting since the 1960s, and refers to a collection of viruses.
DID MY SECRET TERRIUS REALLY PREDICT THE CORONAVIRUS?
British newspaper Metro.co.uk discussed the viral scene.
The report explains that My Secret Terrius did not predict the coronavirus.
According to the article, the term coronavirus has been used by the medical community for a long time already, and it refers to a number of viruses, including the common cold.
Medicine.net explains that MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV are also examples of coronaviruses.
COVID-19 is a coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China.
In the story of My Secret Terrius, the coronavirus is depicted to be manmade.
Metro.co.uk points out that while there are conspiracy theories about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) being manmade, scientists believe that the source of the outbreak is from an animal.
This story originally appeared on Pep.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.
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I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
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Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
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