Not our choice?
The TIDE, it is a-turning... I whooped for joy to see that Mexico is opening its door to Assange!
And look, look at the tide, brother! Thanks for putting all this good news (even though it's painful, some of it, it's still GOOD NEWS because it's getting the word out!) together and serving it up for our breakfast...
I am doing the HAPPY DANCE!!! We can break this Zombie Spell, and we can take this Evil and TURN IT AROUND! Wooooooooooo Hoooooooooooooo!
Viruses/viral-illness are a useful infectious-disease model, which I have long used to good effect.
All of human scientific understanding is models of reality, some working better than others, and some working well in certainsettings, but not others, like Newton's Mechanics.