"This pandemic has shown that retail and service workers are essential workers and the heroes of this crisis. But while higher wages are a quick short-term incentive for these workers to stay on the job, we need to demand more from corporate actors."
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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.
“They’re truly focusing on stopping the system from freezing up,” says Louis Hyman, professor in the ILR School.
Angela B. Cornell, professor of law, answers questions regarding what rights a worker has in relation to coronavirus.
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.”
“It’s switching between alive and not alive,” says Gary Whittaker, professor of microbiology and immunology.
“People don’t like to keep being reminded of information they don’t want to face,” says Soo Yeon Kim, assistant professor of marketing.
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