Reminds me of an American Civil War quote from "The People's Almanac" - True Last Words Section - many years ago.
A Union General leaped onto the trench parapet and walked up and down exhorting his men to yet greater efforts.
"General Sir", called his adjutant - "please get down - the enemy are firing at you!"
"Firing at me are they - Well damn them, let them fire - They couldn't hit a barn door from th___"
"Virus be d.....??? perhaps?