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    The end of the handshake?

    In the time of a pandemic, societies adopt practices that necessitate the least human contact. To curtail the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), people have transitioned to social distancing and replaced gestures of greeting and parting for an alternative acknowledgment. In the early days of the pandemic, people were waving, bowing, foo… Read More
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    Reading the pandemic data

    Understanding the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) requires understanding nonlinear growth. Whereas linear growth is intuitive, nonlinear growth is not. People’s predictions for nonlinear patterns tend to be closer to linear projections, assuming that future growth will be similar to that of the past. For a pandemic, this can lead to… Read More
  • Guest blogs

    When we launched this Editor’s Blog, I imagined it would be a place for commentary from around the world of science, not just from me. Today, we begin posting pieces from outstanding researchers on very important points in the world of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). One guest blog is from Jeffrey Zacks and Steven Franconeri. Read More
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    Drawing the blueprint to a COVID-19 response

    On 27 March, President Trump said, in describing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), “This whatever they want to call it. You can call it a germ, you can call it a flu, you can call it a virus. You know, you can call it many different names. I’m not sure anybody even knows what it is.”… Read More
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    Expanding voices during the COVID-19 crisis

    Science always gets far more great content than we can publish. And in these extraordinary times, we are receiving more submissions about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) than we could have ever imagined. For those who have sent pieces to us, we’re sorry that we cannot consider them all and will continue to respond as rapidly… Read More
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    Adapting to the crisis

    The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting our lives, and the scientific research enterprise more generally, in profoundly challenging ways. At the Science family of journals, we are aware of these impacts in our own lives and in the lives of our authors and reviewers. Like most organizations, the American Association for the Adv… Read More
  • Blogging in the time of COVID-19

    Welcome to the new Editor’s Blog. Shortly after I joined Science, I floated the idea of a blog as a more rapid and informal way to post commentary from our editors and guests. This would be a place to share thoughts on science and Science and spur more conversational and interactive engagement with our readers—a… Read More