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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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“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.

“It’s an enigma,” says Avery August, an immunologist at the College of Veterinary Medicine and vice provost for academic affairs. “You have this raging immune response, but the virus continues to replicate.”

“It becomes a risk in so far as the data becomes a tool for understanding demographics and we know that information is power,” says Sarah Kreps, professor of government, about TikTok.

Kate Manne, associate professor of philosophy says, “misogyny can really distort someone's worldview so that they're a danger to pretty much anyone."

“We understand a lot about their ecology, but we don’t understand how these diverse and strange wood forms evolved,” says Joyce Chery, assistant research professor and lead author of a study published on the topic earlier this year.

“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.