As for the fire in the ship, multiple cruise liners have become stranded at sea during this crisis due to coronavirus emergencies on board. This includes the Grand Princess, which docked in Oakland on March 9 with 21 confirmed coronavirus cases on board.
All of which suggests that Nostradamus did see this coming after all. It wouldn't be the first time. The following passage is often interpreted as predicting World War I and the flu epidemic that killed over 50 million people directly afterwards:
The dreadful war which prepared in the West, the following year the pestilence will come, so very horrible that young, nor old, nor animal (will survive).
Try not to feel too frustrated about our current predicament though. Things could always be worse. After all, Nostradamus has also predicted an imminent zombie apocalypse:
The year of the great seventh number accomplished, it will appear at the time of the games of slaughter, not far from the age of the great millennium, when the dead will come out of their graves.
Something for us to look forward to in 2027?
The text of this story was updated after several readers contacted KQED to confirm that Mercury entered Sagittarius in December.