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January 20, 2021

Queen's In The News Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Amarnath Amarasingam
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • School of Religion
The Calgary Herald: Where the extreme right gathers now: Welcome to Telegram, Gab and other shadowy online platforms
CKWS/Global Kingston: Queen’s University expert weighs in on Terrorism and Civil Unrest in the U.S
Washington Post: Exiled from social media mainstream, Trump and his followers will find life different at the extreme corners of the Web
Dr. Amarasingam shares his thoughts on the civil unrest in the U.S, and says while Trump has been banned from social platforms, de-platforming is not a cure-all for radicalization.
Evans, Gerald
  • School of Medicine
  • Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Pathology and Molecular Medicine
Yahoo! Canada: Ontario expected to decide today when students can return to class
Dr. Evans says the province will likely be looking at how many new cases are being reported a week per 100,000 people in each region, to assess the prevalence of COVID-19 in a community.
Michael Hefferon
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
The Conversation: Should children get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Dr. Hefferon says establishing public trust is now central to any decisions regarding the inoculation of our child population
Mary Ann McColl
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Public Health Sciences
  • School of Rehabilitation Therapy
ctvnews.ca: Canada isn't ready to deal with influx of those disabled from COVID-19: advocates
Dr. McColl says since long term health conditions typically have disabilities associated with them, there will be a group of people who acquire new disabilities as a result of having COVID.
Morrison, Robert
  • Arts and Science
  • English Language and Literature
Conversations Live: Profossor Rob Morrison talks #TheRegencyYears, #Bridgerton on #ConversationsLIVE
Dr. Morrison shares his knowledge of the Regency Years, and how they are portrayed on the hit show "Bridgerton".
Lori Oliver
  • Arts and Science
  • Geography and Planning
Toronto Star: More than 81,000 households are waiting for subsidized housing in Toronto. The city hopes a new waitlist system will help fill its units faster
PhD Candidate Lori Oliver says having a choice-based model will likely fill empty housing units faster, and noted that demand will still outstrip availability.
Rose, Jonathan
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
Toronto Star: No, freedom of speech won't save a politician's job in Canada: experts
Dr. Rose says an MPP does have free speech rights that they can exercise; however, being in the role of MPP means they are also bound by certain restraints and rules — one being caucus solidarity.

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