Since joining the ECLAS ‘Science and Religion Narratives’ project at the University of York, I have been applying my background in communication and media science, history of science and comparative literary studies to analyse the narratives of the Covid-19 pandemic. In a recent conference paper, I explain why we should be very sceptical of the ones that came to dominate in the UK – that of “warfare” against a virus, and “sacrifice” in such a “war”. I analyse their religious and cultural history, which, even when we are unaware of it, can influence our behaviours. As their (over-)use isn’t new, I also explore, what the history of science, and science communication, can teach us about the use of narrative in medical crisis through the Victorian cholera pandemic. I also wrote a shorter piece, which you can read here. A longer article is in the works – so watch this space for more, soon!