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MEDIA ALERT: Experts available on coronavirus

Cornell faculty members can speak about coronavirus from a variety of perspectives: the science and health implications of the disease, its impact on the global economy, labor and specialized industries, effects on countries around the world and the broader impact the crisis is having on our daily lives.

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Carole Boyce-Davies, professor of Africana studies, says,“This is a good time for Americans to think through this question, and particularly since it’s not raised often in the context of white immigrant identities. [White immigrants] just pass and fade into white identities, and nobody knows what their background is.” 

Robert Howarth, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, says that cutting back on methane measures is “dangerously reckless,” and that “Methane emissions are increasing rapidly, and the oil and gas industry is clearly part of the problem.”

Sarah Kreps, professor of government, and Baobao Zhang, postdoctoral associate in government, are noted to have upcoming research in which about 2,000 people were surveyed on their level of support for coronavirus monitoring policies.

Allen Carlson, associate professor of government, says that China’s arrest of media executive Jimmy Lai reminds him of the Chinese saying, “killing the chicken to scare the monkey,” meaning that China is punishing a few high-profile individuals to set an example.

“Instead of a one-way street, it’s a two-way exchange but on a large scale potentially,” says Natalie Bazarova, associate professor of communications, about live-streaming.

“The things that are within the White House’s ability to do on its own are very, very limited and what we need now is to focus on is how we’re going to maintain the businesses that are out there,” says Daniel Alpert of Cornell Law School.