EDITORIAL

Time to pull together

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Science  20 Mar 2020:
Vol. 367, Issue 6484, pp. 1282
DOI: 10.1126/science.abb7518

Summary

It is now hard to imagine a world that isn't permanently changed by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We don't know whether this is an event like 9/11 or the 2008 global financial crisis—where life will mostly go back to the way it was—or whether the institutions and practices of the future will transform in ways that we can't yet imagine. The success of the world's scientists—along with strong political and social leadership—will determine which scenarios unfold, so it is time to focus on what we can all do to help.

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