This essay analyzes the attempts of the legal world to address the emergency of the pandemic, with the eagerness to qualify and arrange the various public interests to be protected. It analyzes the tension between the protection of fundamental rights, primarily individual and collective health, and the demands of economic freedoms. It relativizes the legal effort by comparing it to some visions of distance and remoteness in literature and nostalgia as a distance (space-time) from something we have lived and can no longer relive. Finally, it is concerned about the right to correct information and the possible means to combat fake news, a phenomenon that looms even more when fundamental freedoms suffer a squeeze on their guarantees of protection.