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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.

Cornell Media Relations Office is the university's representative to local, regional, national and international media organizations. Part of University Relations, Media Relations works across the university to connect faculty experts and thought leaders with print, broadcast and digital media.

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Allen Carlson, associate professor of government, says that China’s arrest of media executive Jimmy Lai reminds him of the Chinese saying, “killing the chicken to scare the monkey,” meaning that China is punishing a few high-profile individuals to set an example.

“Instead of a one-way street, it’s a two-way exchange but on a large scale potentially,” says Natalie Bazarova, associate professor of communications, about live-streaming.

“The things that are within the White House’s ability to do on its own are very, very limited and what we need now is to focus on is how we’re going to maintain the businesses that are out there,” says Daniel Alpert of Cornell Law School.

This article features Janis Whitlock, a research scientist in the College of Human Ecology, and her urge to record her thoughts into her phone amid the pandemic, assign her students a journaling project and expand that project into a global project called “Telling Our Stories in the Age of COVID-19.

“Trump may not care, but others in the party should tread carefully here,” says Jens David Ohlin, professor of law and vice dean of the Law School, about Trump’s having convention-related activities at the White House.

“Contrary to what a lot of people assume, American democracy has always been fragile and in real danger of backsliding,” says Suzanne Mettler, a professor of American politics.