Let us get this out of the way. There is nothing good about COVID. In the same way there is nothing good about cancer, having your dog die, or losing your job when you’re living pay-check to pay-check. No, there is nothing good about COVID. What there is, however, is perspective. In this theme, COVID as CATALYST, we offer a collection of essays and articles that explore the different ways the pandemic has motivated people to see their world differently and make changes that, perhaps, one should have been making anyway. There’s a good chance you might see yourself in one of these pieces. And, if not, we encourage you to contribute yourself at