“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.”
“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.”