Nathaniel Miller of Yale picked an $800 “Health & Medicine” clue that read: “From a Greek word for people, it describes a disease that affects many people at one time.”
“What is a pandemic?” Miller responded.
Needless to say, the internet was creeped out by the timing. (See the Twitter responses below the full episode. The pandemic exchange begins at 14:00.)
Did anyone else get a lump in their throat when they realized “pandemic” was an answer on #Jeopardy tonight or just me?
— Justin Rocke (@JustinRocke) April 7, 2020
#Jeopardy knows too much. They were ready for this pandemic two months before the US even was.
— Kristina (@KpChillinOut) April 8, 2020