The Simpsons found a prediction of a coronavirus outbreak

Fans of “The Simpsons” are sure that the creators of the American animated series predicted the spread of a new kind of coronavirus 27 years ago. This is series 21 of the fourth season, “Marge in chains”, released in 1993.

In this episode, the characters of the animated series order juicers from Japan. While packing parcels, the employee sneezes and asks his partner not to tell his superiors that he has the flu. As a result, the virus is spreading throughout Springfield, infecting its inhabitants.

Internet users share in social network footage from this series. At the same time, some note that in the cartoon the virus came from the Japanese city of Osaka.

The Simpsons have done it again 🤯 #CoronaVirus pic.twitter.com/OHBnmU0KKL

Jordan Coombe (@Jordan_Coombe) January 30, 2020

This isn’t the first time that The Simpsons fans have found “prophecies” in the animated series. Thus, back in 1997, the creators of the show predicted the spread of the Ebola virus, and in 2000 – the victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election writes the Daily Mail.

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An outbreak of a new type of coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was reported in Wuhan China in late December. According to the latest data, more than 13,000 people have registered in China alone. 304 people died.

Two cases have been identified in Russia: in the Tyumen region and in the region. The Russian authorities have added coronavirus to the list of diseases that pose a danger to others and recommended citizens to refrain from visiting China. The Russians will be evacuated from China. The Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation has issued a memo on measures to protect against coronavirus.

The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak an international emergency. China expects the epidemic to subside by early February.