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“Even with testing around, at a certain point from the epidemiologic perspective, it’s not all that important,” says Isaac Weisfuse of the College of Veterinary Medicine. “From the personal perspective, it is.”

"The vast majority of low wage workers have zero paid sick hours," says Arthur Wheaton, professor at the ILR School. "The most vulnerable or precarious workers in the country have the least protections or security in case of sickness or emergencies.”

Based on research released by Nicolas Ziebarth, associate professor of policy analysis and management, and researchers from Temple and the KOF Swiss Institute on mandated sick pay, Ziebarth says the pay “would definitely slow down the spread of the disease, which is crucial in these times.”

“Coronaviruses are unpredictable, and good hypotheses often turn out to be wrong,” says Gary Whittaker, professor of microbiology and immunology.

“Misogyny is the law-enforcement branch of patriarchy,” says Kate Manne, associate professor of philosophy.

Eli Friedman, associate professor in the ILR School, says that the Chinese government’s Uighur labor program is an attempt to “kill two birds with one stone: the first bird being so-called counter-extremism, and the second one, the labor shortage problem.”

The article references a paper by Suzanne Lanyi Charles, assistant professor of city & regional planning, about real estate investment trusts’ ownership of single family homes.

“People have a very strong reaction to it,” says Dana Radcliffe, senior lecturer of management and organizations about price gouging. “They feel that they’re being taken unfair advantage of. So that’s going to reflect upon the platform.”

“Panic buying is a self-fulfilling prophecy," says Karan Girotra, professor of operations. "If everyone thinks things are going to run out, they go and buy out things and they do run out.” 

“Women and people of color, those are the workers most likely to organize,” says Kate Bronfenbrenner, senior lecturer in the ILR School. Unions “have to be strategic and work with their community allies. And the L.G.B.T.Q. community, particularly the people of color in the L.G.B.T.Q. community, are often very good allies.”

“Right now, every company that is handling food, that is delivering food, right now go over these things with your workers,” says Elizabeth Bihn, executive director of the Institute of Food Safety. “Don’t wait until you have a bunch of people contaminated.”

“To be honest, one year of flat earnings growth doesn’t matter a whole lot,” says Scott Yonker, associate professor of finance. “It’s when you have big negative earnings growth that things matter. In ’07, ’08, that was the financial crisis. We saw earnings decline by 40%.”