An article we wrote for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Quarterly is now published in the 02/2020 issue of the Quarterly. In it we explore some of the socio-cultural implications of the hype around the microbiome. So we’ve written about good microbes, the pathologies of modern hygiene, and what we call symbiosociality. You might say that it is a pretty bad timing for the article to come out considering what is currently happening in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Well, yes, modernist regimes of hygiene seem stronger than ever. But the good microbes will be back. In fact, they never left.