“I would also argue that there is the possibility of strategic police complicity as well. The police might have been complicit because many sympathize with President Trump’s cause, or because many of the insurrectionists are the same people that support the ‘blue lives matter’ counter-movement. They have been supportive of the police, and thus arresting ‘allies’ may not be in the larger interests of the police.”
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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.”
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Research on coronavirus