We hope everyone is keeping well, safe and calm in our strange and uncertain time of the coronavirus. The April HSS Newsletter leads with two articles on the scientific and the historical perspectives of the pandemic. Other articles offer historical perspectives on more issues of global concern–food and our environment–and bibliographies take a double bow in this issue, both in a tribute to a deceased former colleague and in our “Innovations in Education” column. And of course, there is news as usual about the doings of our members, of HSS and of the profession. Thank you for your membership!