ABC News has chanced upon a 2004 New York bestselling book which predicted an outbreak of a ‘mysterious’ pneumonia-like illness, just like the novel coronavirus in 2020.
Page 214 of the book titled “Prophecy, what the future holds for you”, stated that the illness will cause ‘absolute panic’ and will see people wearing surgical masks and rubber gloves in public more than ever.
In January this year, the outbreak of a pneumonia-like infection was reported in the city of Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province.
The virus, now named Covid-19 is a new strain of coronavirus and causes an acute respiratory disease similar to symptoms of respiratory disease pneumonia.
More than 70,500 people across China have been infected by the virus. In Hubei alone, the official number of cases stands at 58,182, with 1,692 deaths.
Currently, one of the most visible symbols of the deadly coronavirus outbreak is the face mask that even China’s president was pictured wearing which seeks to protect people against the infection which spreads from person to person.
Covid-19 has been widely described as mysterious due to the inability of numerous scientists to describe how contagious it is, the lack of vaccine, and the fatality rate of the disease.
In the book authored by the late Sylvia Browne, an American author who claimed to be a medium with psychic abilities, the source and cure for this virus will be mysterious.
“By 2020 we will see more people than ever wearing surgical masks and rubber gloves in public, inspired by an outbreak of a severe pneumonia-like illness that attacks both the lungs and bronchial tubes and is ruthlessly resistant to treatment. This illness will be particularly baffling in that, after causing a winter of absolute panic, it will seem to vanish completely until ten years later, making both its source and its cure that much more mysterious,” page 214 of the book stated.
The Spiritualization of the coronavirus is not a new phenomenon as some Ghanaian pastors have led their congregations to pray against the illness.
Latest among such is the founder of the Action Chapel International, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams who prayed and commanded the ‘spirit’ behind coronavirus to be arrested.
“By divine authority, I command the spirit behind coronavirus be arrested in the name of Jesus. We attack it at its root. We reverse every sickness, every disease and every demonic infirmity. We command divine healing of all those afflicted by this virus in the name of Jesus. We cancel every veil, every conspiracy, every unseen personality meant to cripple nations with this virus, we command it to wither and die” the Archbishop prayed.
Read page 214 of the book which predicted the outbreak of coronavirus: