It would be impossible to say anything about 2020 without making some comment on the virus and the impact it has had on our lives, health, discourse, and educational routines. There is no doubt that the impact of this momentous year will be with us for long time to come. As an optimist and having heard from many teachers and NABT members across the globe, I know that not all the COVID-19 impacts have been negative. There has never been a better time to teach about immunity, viruses, mRNA, and epidemiology all in an environment where we are reacting daily to the challenges of communicating science information to the public and the dangers when we fail to listen to experts.

Despite the professional and personal challenges associated with this “plague year,” the contributions to The American Biology Teacher have been impressive with almost as many submissions as the year before,...

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