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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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“The Chinese government has increasingly leaned on nationalist rhetoric to justify its rule, while also keeping grassroots nationalism on a much tighter leash,” says Jessica Chen Weiss, associate professor of government. 

“Maybe for some people it’s ‘Okay I can’t vote for him again, I can’t vote for him again,’ and then when they walk into the polling booth, who knows?” says Peter K. Enns, associate professor of government. “But the fact that we’re seeing a lower percentage of undecideds and not sures now compared to 2016 suggests that it’s less likely to be the case.”

George Hay, law and economics professor at Cornell Law School, says, “There is always competition in a big sense.”

“This makes the election even more important than before. If President Trump wins reelection, he will have another four years to try to terminate the DACA program,” says Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law.

Harry Greene, emeritus professor in the department of ecology and evolutionary biology, provides comments on whether one can tell if a snake is venomous by the way it swims.

“The federal government acted in violation of those individuals’ rights and probably acted in violation of the Constitution in the sense of exercising powers that are reserved to the states, but just because the federal government acts in ways that overstep its authority doesn’t mean the state has an injury,” says Michael Dorf, professor of constitutional law.