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“People don’t like to keep being reminded of information they don’t want to face,” says Soo Yeon Kim, assistant professor of marketing.

“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.”

“Global supply chains, because they are longer, they are more likely to be disrupted than domestic supply chains,” says Miguel Gomez, associate professor of applied economics & policy.

“If a worker in an Amazon facility delivering groceries to people gets sick with Covid-19, that could really shake public confidence,” says Alex Colvin, dean of the ILR School.

Peter Enns, associate professor of government, and Jonathan Schuldt, associate professor of communication, write this op-ed about research they’ve done on the Democratic primaries.

Karan Girotra, professor of operations, technology and information management, discusses the impact of panic buying on grocery stores.

“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.”

“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.