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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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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.

David Sherwyn, professor in the School of Hotel Administration, says that hotels could make a case for not allowing people to book a room if they knew that they were coming to cause disruption. “But as a practical matter, hotels cannot do that. You’re not asking people for the purpose of why they’re there and then judging why they’re there.”

At the State of the State, Gov. Andrew Cuomo mentioned the launch of a New York Public Health Corps, in partnership with Cornell and Northwell Health, which would hire and train 1,000 fellows for one year of service facilitating vaccination efforts.

Mark Holton, co-director of the Outdoor Education Center, talks about how climbing trees is beneficial for physical exercise and advises on which trees are best to climb.

“Making bitcoin a significant part of your portfolio would increase your risk substantially,” says Eswar Prasad, professor of economics and trade policy. “But a marginal amount seems worthwhile given recent dynamics.”