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11 Apr 2022

Setting it Straight: Hitting the century and science communication in the time of COVID-19

One of the many things that was never on my personal radar was the idea of being a weekly columnist. But here we are at number 100! The idea of writing on ‘all things infection and immunity’ came from Rebecca Elliott, who heads our communications effort and has been my editor. The first appeared on 6 April, 2020, and the fact we’re not at 104 reflects that we did take time out over Christmas and New Year. The articles have largely referred to COVID, though I’ve just taken a break to write a bit about the Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV). JEV is an older and much simpler problem: the virus changes very little and there have long been good vaccines available.