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Eerie pandemic prediction from 2014

Footage from six years ago has resurfaced showing how experts predicted a global pandemic eerily similar to the one we’re enduring.

SBS Insight aired a special episode six years ago where they talked to a panel of virology experts about what would happen in a hypothetical pandemic in Australia.

A clip is now recirculating on the internet after the SBS team noticed the uncanny similarities to today’s COVID-19 pandemic — from it being a respiratory virus, to pinpointing China as the place where the virus would originate, and even the 1.5m social distancing rule.

However, the one thing they got wrong was the response of the Australian public.

In their scenario, forced self-isolation with threats of fines and imprisonment was the last ditch scenario if no one listened — and they didn’t expect it to get that point.

The episode, called Pandemic, aired on September 24, 2014.

“In a special episode, Insight explores just how Australia would cope in a hypothetical influenza pandemic situation. Are we ready?” the description reads.

Professor Anne Kelso from the World Health Organisation was right on the money when she said it would be a respiratory illness that originated from animals somewhere in Asia.

“If we’re talking about a new avian influenza then the most likely thing is it’ll come from somewhere in Asia,” she told viewers.

“There are very high densities of bird populations living closely to humans, mixing with other animals which can also be infected with flu viruses like pigs.

“This can then spread like wildfire because it’s a respiratory virus.”

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by Anonymousreply 6Last Thursday at 1:06 AM

It’s not that eerie. Humanity deals with a new pandemic every hundred years or so, and it’s been a ticking time bomb since the original SARS back in 2003. It was just a question of when.

by Anonymousreply 108/09/2020

WOW OMFG SO EERIE!

by Anonymousreply 208/09/2020

Somewhere in Asia? Of course. How many illnesses have come from China?? That country is fucking cesspool. The world needs to quarantine themselves from the CCP. The only thing that China can invent with some originality without copying someone else's prototype is disease.

by Anonymousreply 308/09/2020

It was just a matter of time.

by Anonymousreply 4Last Wednesday at 9:43 PM

Hey, you know what, there was an eerie prediction there was going to be an earthquake in California--- AND IT HAPPENED!!!!!

OMG! OMG! OMG!

by Anonymousreply 5Last Thursday at 12:30 AM

'It will come from Asia'.....cut to Asian audience member.

by Anonymousreply 6Last Thursday at 1:06 AM
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