Did Nostradamus Predict COVID-19? No… No, He Didn’t
I can't believe I still have to do this. It's just mind boggling, but apparently people really are this ignorant and/or gullible. A meme I have seen recently popping up has to to with Nostradamus (not to be confused with Nostradumbass) predicting the COVID-19 pandemic. This pops up EVERY TIME something big happens. It also happened with 9/11. But let's focus on this one. Here is what the meme that's being shared says.
Nostradamus wrote in the year 1551 this! There will be a twin year (2020) from which will arise a queen (corona) who will come from the east (China) and how will spread a plague (virus) in the darkness of night, on a country with 7 hills (Italy) and will transform the twilight of men into dust (death), to destroy and ruin the world. It will be the end of the world economy as you know it.
Honestly, I can't believe I have to say this, but this was never written by Nostradamus. It was writing by some jackass who wanted make some s*** up. Don't believe me? Well, believe Snopes...
Michel de Nostradame was an astrologer who lived in France in the 1500s and is most famous today for the poetic quatrains he wrote for his book, “Les Prophéties,” which many enthusiasts now claim foretold various significant historical events. Nostradamus wrote a lot of stuff so general (and obscure) that with the help of a little imagination (and some liberal interpretations from the original French), people have claimed he has “predicted” nearly every event of significance since the mid-16th century.
But this particular viral prediction was not expressed in quatrain form, nor could we find anything like it published in “Les Prophéties.” We also found no mention of this supposed prophecy prior to the events of early 2020, which generally indicates it is a modern hoax.
Seriously people, stop sharing this crap.