One epidemic calls forth another
and one infectious protein spawns
Mental representations spreading like viruses.
Alert! Long lines before inoculation centers.
Demand for fiction is high.
Trust has been thrown off-kilter.
Too little truth produced
to fight this lethal disease.
No medicine as yet against the fever of
Maintain a safe distance
and epistemological hygiene.
Refrain from visiting the specters of panic.
To stop the proliferation,
Stay home, in your consciousness,
and disinfect it.
Specious is bad
for the species.