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April 13, 2020

Queen's In The News Monday, April 13, 2020

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Amarnath Amarasingam
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Religion
globalnews.ca: Violent extremists may exploit coronavirus pandemic, target hospitals
Dr. Amarasingam says accelerationists and ecofascist chats initially talked about spreading fake rumours about individuals weaponizing COVID-19.
Drummond, Don
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
Globe and Mail: Trudeau opts to replace Bank of Canada Governor Poloz despite COVID-19 economic crisis
Professor Drummond says a few months ago, it seemed like picking someone to engineer a smooth transition from a fairly stable position. Now, it is to carry on unprecedented action in a crisis.
Duffin, Jacalyn
  • Arts and Science
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Education
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
BBC : Social distancing: How to persuade others it works
Dr. Duffin says even in Canada, which was a SARS hotspot, the impact of that knowledge seems to have melted away.
Mary Ann McColl
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Public Health Sciences
  • School of Rehabilitation Therapy
The Tyee: We’re proving remote work Is possible. That’s good news for people with disabilities
Dr. McColl says people don’t know how to accommodate people with disabilities. It’s easier to just say no than to think about everything that needs to be done.
Paul Quick
  • Law
Globe and Mail: Lawyers seek urgent release of federal prisoner with cancer
Quick explains the process behind advocating for the release of an inmate with a large cancerous tumour on his leg. The inmate wants to be released to his sister’s care.
Walker, David
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
  • School of Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
Ottawa Citizen: We learned a lot from SARS, but there are more lessons coming from COVID-19
iPolitics: How Ontario planned for a crisis before COVID-19 hit
Dr. Walker says While pandemic plans have been written by various institutions, governments and agencies since SARS, Walker believes Canada may see a mass demand for re-writes of those documents after the COVID-19 crisis ends. Also, in his op-ed, Dr. Walker talks about new lessons coming from COVID-19.

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