It is worth noting that although the content of the book has nothing to do with the current global COVID-19 pandemic,

on the cover is an image of a man dressed in Hanfu using a cotton swab to get a sample from a child’s nose, causing netizens to mock. Sound of Hope cited comments translated from Chinese:

One said: “This picture is an ancient nucleic acid test, right?” Other netizens also scoffed, “This is a horror story.” “(The Chinese civilization) is about five thousand years old, (there have been) three thousand years of anti-epidemic.”

“It’s currently the third year, does that mean there are still 2,997 years left? It’s so scary.”