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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, effects on countries around the world and the broader impact the crisis is having on our daily lives.

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Lawrence Glickman, a historian at Cornell University, says the simultaneous public health disaster and economic meltdown may lead us to rethink the country’s values. However, “given ...how rare it is for fundamental transformations to happen, my money would be on this pandemic not fundamentally altering our basic structures of society.” Glickman is the Stephen and Evalyn Milman Professor of American Studies in the Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences. He teaches political, cultural and intellectual history.

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“The Trump administration is sure to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court,” says Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration.

“If they speak up for health protections like masks or social distancing, they are likely to lose not only their livelihood but also their housing,” says Beth Lyon, clinical professor of law.

Cristobal Young, associate professor of sociology, talks about the study on which he was a lead author finding that a patient’s hospital recommendation had almost no correlation with the quality of medical care but rather focused on the hospitality aspects such as quiet rooms and good food.

“I think … we have to have a more contemplative holiday with small groups,” says Mary Beth Norton, professor emerita of American history.

“Despite the objective evidence of women's intellectual and professional accomplishments, it seems that their ability to make intellectual contributions is still not seen as being on par with men's,” says assistant professor of human development Lin Bian.

“It doesn’t seem that there was a huge amount of transmission in the country in January and February,” says Isaac Weisfuse, adjunct professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine. “It shows how quickly the virus can spread in a completely susceptible population. It’s quite striking that we went from zero to 100 miles an hour.”