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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 and the broader impact the crisis is having on our daily lives.

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Luis Schang, professor of chemical virology at the Baker Institute for Animal Health, is one of many researchers at Cornell University working on an antiviral solution to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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.