New publication in Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis
“COVID-19 Pandemic Perspectives: A Scientific Silver Lining?”
Accounts of the numerous negative effects caused by COVID‐19 are pervasive, but few perspectives have identified any positive impacts of this massive societal shift. This forum examines potentially positive changes that have occurred within the scientific community amid the chaotic pandemic. Among these positives are the formation of virtual supergroups and an interdisciplinary brain trust. In forcing scientists away from their lab benches, COVID‐19 has created time and space for more conversations about science and experimental design. Being away from the lab in this time of social unrest has also given scientists time to directly address institutional racism and its suppression of diversity in science. Although COVID‐19 has been an unforeseen disaster of epic proportions, some of the resulting changes in our scientific community should remain in place after the pandemic is over. By leveraging these small wins, we will undoubtedly return to our laboratories stronger, smarter, and more efficient.