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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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“Nowhere in the statute – nowhere in the crime of murder – is there a requirement that the prosecution produce a body,” says Randy Zelin, adjunct professor of law. “It is certainly possible to meet the elements of the crime without a body.” 

Eswar Prasad, professor of economics and international trade policy, “outlines the challenge China faces in balancing its desire for control over its tech entrepreneurs with its need for innovation and growth.” 

Natalie Mahowald, professor in engineering, says that the burning of fossil fuels is making the last decade “a much hotter time period for much of the globe than the decades” before. 

Drew Harvell, professor emeritus in ecology and evolutionary biology, says that breeding nearly extinct animals in captivity is going to be “part of our toolkit to handle some of the unexpected damage from climate change.” 

“This species was known only from a few specimens collected in 1968,” says Kelly Zamudio professor of ecology and evolutionary biology who collaborated on the study with biologists in Brazil. “We didn’t have a DNA sequence from it — we still don’t — because nobody took tissue samples back then. But there are other species of Megaelosia, and we had sequences for all of those in our extensive database.” 

“So one of the concerns definitely with this bill is that it seems to just lump them all together and treat them all similarly when there's a whole bunch of different groups in each sector,” says Rick Geddes professor of policy analysis and management. “I think it's going to make it more difficult to get this passed politically, just because of all the different stakeholder groups that are involved in each of those sectors.”