Coronavirus has already produced an infinite number of patients and it will continue to do so; and unfortunately, it has also reaped many, too many lives. At the same time, there has been a squalid flourish of impromptu conspiracy theorists. Theories of all types and manners, all unfailingly without rhyme or reason. Ramshackle plots to describe what is first of all simply, dramatically an immense medical disaster, and eventually an economic one as well. I tried to play it down, slipping into the cumbersome mind of a paranoid conspirator and I had fun parodying it. Mine is just a small book which, through the use of irony, tries to bring out the greatness of the Italians.