A passage from author Dean Koontz's 1981 novel 'The Eyes of Darkness' has gone viral for purportedly predicting the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. However, despite some eerie similarities, the book’s fictionalized outbreak is far from reality.
Acknowledging Cornwall residents’ concerns about the arrival in the eastern Ontario city of people who may have been exposed to the new coronavirus during their quarantine aboard a cruise ship in Japan, the area’s chief medical officer says the risk of transmission is ‘extremely low.’
Schools were shuttered, churches told worshipers to stay away and some mass gatherings were banned as cases of a new virus swelled Friday in South Korea, the newest front in a widening global outbreak.
The outbreak of the new virus threatens to erase US$29 billion of this year's revenue for global airlines, mostly for Chinese carriers, as travel crashes worldwide, according to the International Air Transport Association.
If Google searches are any indication, Canadians are concerned about COVID-19 more than anyone else on the planet despite the fact that Canadians make up a miniscule fraction of the world’s positive cases.