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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, the science of vaccines and impact on healthcare systems, 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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Cornell is partnering with the New York State Department of Health and Northwell Health System to develop and train the nation’s first public health corps, which will support COVID-19 vaccine distribution and outreach – and improve long-term public health across the state. Read the article on the Cornell Chronicle

In The News

Jonathan Burdick, vice provost for enrollment, says the “handwriting was on the wall for both the subject exams and the essay option long before the pandemic struck.”

Brooke Erin Duffy, associate professor of communication, says, “We don’t always know who’s responsible for creating the merch, so it enables everyone to evade responsibility for the circulation of these harmful products and messages.”

“The tech companies have realized this is not an abstract question: These are very real threats to American democracy,” says James Grimmelmann, professor of law. “They’ve drawn their line. I see it as a meaningful new position.” 

“Liu He has put financial sector risks in the foreground ever since he moved to his current position,” says Eswar Prasad, professor of economics and trade policy. “Even during that very difficult period for the economy in the second quarter [of 2020] they did not open the floodgates of stimulus.”

This piece mentions the comparative analysis of COVID-19 responses across 18 countries by researchers from Cornell and Harvard. Stephen Hilgartner, professor of science and technology studies and co-leader of the study, provides comments on the U.S.’s response.

“Black people’s bodies are policed more heavily, always, than everybody else,” says Carole Boyce Davies, professor of English and Africana studies.