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July 10, 2020

Queen's In The News Friday, July 10, 2020

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Blair Crew
  • Law
New Hamburg Independent: An Instagram post accused a Waterloo man of being a sexual abuser. The next day, he died by suicide. Who is responsible?
Crew says the likelihood that the creators of the account would be held responsible, or at least criminally responsible, for a person’s death would be very, very unlikely.
Evans, Gerald
  • School of Medicine
  • Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
  • Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Pathology and Molecular Medicine
Globe and Mail: Scientists studying COVID-19 raise concerns over airborne transmission
Dr. Evans says although we recognize airborne transmission can occur, the fact of the matter, the epidemiology of this disease, tells us it is not a major contributor to transmission of the virus around the world.
Christopher O'Callaghan
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Public Health Sciences
CP24: Cancer trial to focus on protecting patients from COVID-19 infection
Dr. O’Callaghan says cancer patients are also at greater risk of COVID-19 infection because they require regular medical care, making it difficult to adhere fully to public health guidelines.
Power, Elaine
  • Arts and Science
  • Cultural Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • School of Kinesiology and Health Studies
CBC Radio: Advocates hopeful CERB will pave way for universal basic income
Yahoo! Canada: How the pandemic has amplified calls for a guaranteed basic income
Dr. Power says she is hopeful the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) program, introduced to help unemployed and underemployed Canadians through the pandemic, will pave the way toward a more equitable system for all.
Skillicorn, David
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Computing
globalnews.ca: ‘Anything TikTok knows, assume China knows’: Experts urge Canadians to be wary of app
Dr. Skillicorn says TikTok has had security problems since it launched, and although the company has been trying to fix it, the app is still poorly implemented from a security perspective.

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