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Fact or Fiction: The Simpsons predicted the coronavirus outbreak?

Posted: 1:43 PM, Feb 11, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-27 19:45:44-05
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(KGTV) - Did an old episode of The Simpsons predict the coronavirus outbreak?

No.

A series of images put out online claims to show an episode in which residents of Springfield experience various symptoms of illness culminating with a news report showing an anchor with "Corona Virus" over his shoulder.

But the sickness images are actually from a 1993 episode in which the characters deal with an outbreak of 'Osaka Flu.'

The newscast image comes from a Season 22 episode in which the graphic read "Apocalypse Meow."