The introduction to this special issue, An Anthropology of the COVID-19 Pandemic, highlights the collective nature of its production. However, two especially important participants in all of this deserve special mention. Maria D. Vesperi and Emily Martin were so central to this project that I would be remiss if I did not comment here on their contributions. For those not familiar, Maria D. Vesperi was the general editor of Anthropology Now (AN) before I inherited the post in 2017. Now she is Executive Coordinating Editor and Professor of Anthropology at the New College of Florida. Emily Martin is our First Associate Editor and Professor Emerita at New York University. Significantly, Emily is also the founder of AN, as many readers might already be aware.