I gather that the reference was more specific to Sophocles' character, Oedipus the King, and the fate he suffered due to his hubris.
Right on. It involves the tragedy of Oedipus the King. That is why it is so sensitive.
Now take a look back at those replies, some questions begin to dissolve:
Would anyone like to make it clear?
Sophoclean proportion is either heroically large or a brand of bleach injection.
"heroically large" ===>>> Oedipus mistakenly killed his father.
"a brand of bleach injection" ===>>> Likening the idea of injecting bleanch to kill the novel coronaviruss to Oedipus blindingly marrying his mother.
I am not sure I've guessed it right.