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March 18, 2020

Queen's In The News Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Cockfield, Arthur
  • Law
Toronto Star: Meeting virtually is the new reality
In his op-ed Professor Cockfield says as the coronavirus pandemic spreads, we are beginning to live in a society that is increasingly remote from school, work and play.
Hollenstein, Thomas
  • Psychology
CKWS/Global Kingston: Coronavirus: How to be mindful of your mental health
Dr. Hollenstein says I think we all have anxiety. I’m not an anxious person and I’m feeling it. Anxiety is really about feeling uncertain about the future. The first thing I would say, it’s normal.
Kerr, Lisa
  • Law
Toronto Star: Jails and prisons ban visitors, allow weekend inmates to stay home as coronavirus fears grow
Dr. Kerr says while at first glance it does seem to make sense to limit the introduction of illness from the community, there are hundreds of staff members who will have to continue to come and go on a daily basis.
Christian Leuprecht
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • School of Policy Studies
Le Journal de Montreal: Prime Minister Trudeau considers using the Emergency Measures Act
Dr. Leuprecht says if the government feels it needs money that was not authorized in the current budget ... before it can table a new budget, it could invoke the Measures Act emergencies to spend additional funds.
Mabee, Warren
  • Arts and Science
  • Geography and Planning
  • School of Policy Studies
The Conversation: The coronavirus is just the latest blow to Canada’s oil producers
In his op-ed, Dr. Mabee asks why is the situation worse for Canada — and what could we do differently?
Wang, Wei
  • Smith School of Business
Toronto Star: Stark OpenTable data shows moment when COVID-19 drove diners away
Professor Wang says a recession is typically defined as two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth. I think we will be very likely in a recession soon if the virus cannot be contained.

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