What seemed like an age of infinite possibility is starting to look much more fragile. "For most of my adult life, "going viral" has been a good thing. Coronavirus has ruined the metaphor. It has reminded us that the world is not as controllable as it appeared. There are risks that cannot be minimised by passing through an all-body scanner and pouring our toiletries into 100ml bottles." Henry Mance, writing in the Financial Times comments on the repercussions of the coronavirus outbreak in our everyday lives.