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Student Editor’s Choice

Seeking inspiration at the end of a turbulent year

BMJ 2020; 371 doi: (Published 31 December 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4963
  1. Nikki Nabavi, editorial scholar
  1. The BMJ
  1. Correspondence to: N Nabavi nnabavi{at}

You might have noticed The BMJ in the news recently after our editor in chief, Fiona Godlee, wrote a joint editorial1 with Alastair McLellan, editor in chief of the Health Service Journal raising concern about relaxation of Christmas restrictions as the number of patients admitted to hospital with covid-19 rose. The article was especially meaningful because it’s only the second time in a century that The BMJ and HSJ have joined forces to write an editorial.

The editorial caps an extremely busy year at The BMJ as we’ve tried to keep readers informed of the ever changing covid-19 situation. Engaging in open conversation with experts is one way we’ve tried to communicate rapidly evolving knowledge. This has been a central aim of The BMJ’s covid webinars, such as the one on long covid2 held in September, and the Known unknowns webinar that took place for a full day in November.3 As students, there is much …

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