The curious tale of The Spinoff and the World Health Organisation

It’s not often I share tales from others, I admit, and even less so when those tales are not on the subjects of science, or fiction, or science fiction, or creative writing in general. This one, however, is a curious tale from someone I respect greatly of how creative communication helped an entire nation avert disaster, and how more of the same could well help the world.

Oh, and it’s completely irrelevant that the writer, David Brain, is the husband of my cousin. I’d respect him anyway for having the great good sense to marry my cousin (she’s fantastic, too), but in all respects he earns it completely on his own. However, I’ll let him speak for himself.

A few weeks ago I got a call from Duncan Grieve, the founder and managing editor of The Spinoff, the New Zealand online magazine of which I am a board member. “Can you join us for a call with the World Health Organisation. They seem to want us to help them with their Covid-19 public […]

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