“A lot more interaction has to happen between staff at the online travel agent and staff at the hotel before a refund or credit can be offered, so it’s no longer a simple online transaction,” says Chris Anderson, professor of operations, technology and information management.
“If we’re talking about over decades, and a billion birds already are killed by industry annually, that does start really adding up pretty quickly,” says Amanda Rodewald, professor of natural resources. “We’re talking about a scale of mortality that’s substantial, that would be meaningful ecologically and biologically.”
“The mechanisms for government support of specific industries and financial institutions are baked into China’s economic system, which breeds inefficiencies in good times but serves as an effective backstop when faced with potential crises,” says Eswar Prasad, professor of economics and trade policy.
Amy Kuceyeski, associate professor of computational biology and statistics and data science, is noted to have launched a movement in the Ithaca community to use 3D printers to create face shields for healthcare facilities.
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.”