Everyone gets excited to learn that everything which somebody has predicted before turns out to be true. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been some far-fetched claims that this contagious and deadly disease was predicted by episodes of "The Simpsons," George Orwell's book "1984," the alleged soothsayer Nostradamus, alleged psychic Sylvia Browne, South Korean television shows, the video game Resident Evil, and a novel by Dean Koontz.
As a new variant of COVID-19 known as "omicron" emerged in November 2021, social media users began looking for old pieces of media containing the word in order to claim that this variant had been "predicted." They came across a 1960s film.
In 1963, a film called "Omicron" was produced. The film's connection to the current COVID-19 pandemic ends there.
Now, as the world is once again gripped by a virus and Omicron looms over us, netizens have unearthed a 1963 Italian film poster. Many people are intrigued by the film "The Omicron Variant." More than the film itself, the tagline has gotten a lot of attention. "The day the Earth was turned into a cemetery," it reads.
It has caused a flurry of panic among netizens. Ram Gopal Varma, the director of the film, also shared the poster on Twitter, writing, "This film was released in 1963, believe it or not. Examine the tagline carefully."
Meanwhile, some fake posters of the film ‘Omicron’ revolved on the internet. Very few know that there is actually a movie named ‘Omicron’ which is written and directed by Ugo Gregoretti in 1963.
This is a genuine film, but it has nothing to do with the current pandemic. Furthermore, the use of the term "omicron" in a work of fiction is not unusual. In 2013, the film "The Visitor from Planet Omicron" looked at how good cooking could prevent an alien invasion.
Concerning the virus, Omicron cases have also been discovered in India. The Union Health Ministry reported two cases of Omicron in Karnataka on Thursday.
"Both individuals had come from South Africa. Their contact information has been identified and is being tracked "Balram Bhargava, Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research, made the statement (IMRC).
"So far, all Omicron-related cases have had minor symptoms. In all such cases, both in the country and abroad, no severe symptoms of Omicron infection have been reported "The Ministry of Health stated. The overall global risk associated with the new Covid variant has been assessed as very high by the World Health Organization.
Believe it or faint ..This film came In 1963 ..Check the tagline 😳😳😳 pic.twitter.com/ntwCEcPMnN
— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) December 2, 2021