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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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Jamila Michener, assistant professor of government in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University, discusses COVID-19 and potential changes in the role of the federal government. The pandemic may prompt people to re-examine investments in institutions, such as the public health system, on which we now rely, she says.

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“What ended up happening is hotel developers and designers were saying people like to be together, a buzzy hotel makes the hotel look attractive and vibrant, and we can take some furniture out of the guest rooms and make them smaller, maybe fit a few more guest rooms in,” says Stephani Robson, senior lecturer at the School of Hotel Administration.

Alex Susskind, professor at the School of Hotel Administration, says that restaurants could raise some menu prices to help with their profit margins.

“It really is about whether or not Twitter blinks,” says James Grimmelmann, professor of law. “You really have to stick to your guns and ensure you do it right.” 

“I personally think that the president is likely to go the first option of instructing the Department of 网盟彩票land Security to start rule making, because I think he’s getting a lot of pushback from companies that rely on OPT,” says Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law. “A proposed rule would give him political cover while not actually suspending the OPT program.”

Allen Carlson, associate professor of government, notes that the Chinese government’s move to impose national security laws on Hong Kong marks an end to China网盟彩票官网’s more low-key approach to the Hong Kong protests last year. 

“The biggest obstacle to those wishing to tour again will be regaining their confidence in the safety of tours,” says Chekitan Dev, professor in the School of Hotel Administration.