Nellie Brown, senior extension associate at the ILR Worker Institute, says the barriers put in place to help protect staff in groceries stores don’t “eliminate the problem of the commonly touched objects being still shared, but it does address the problem of airborne droplets.”
“We are basically using a lot of energy at home right now, much more than before, so really I’m seeing a shift from commercial to residential,” says K. Max Zhang, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.
“When the government responds in a crisis like this and rolls out specific policies that help people ... they’re not taken for granted,” says Suzanne Mettler, professor of government. “And when the government’s role in [those policies] is really visible, that really helps with people’s sense that the government is being responsive to people like them.”
“If you’re trying to make a living in this space, you’re going to follow the dollars and the dollars tend to essentialize gender differences,” says Brooke Erin Duffy, associate professor of communication. “The companies that tend to reach out to [female influencers] are in fashion and beauty. The brands more likely to reach out to men are based in tech and sports.”