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March 24, 2020

Queen's In The News Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Michelle Cohen
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Family Medicine
Toronto Star: War mentality, and laws, required to protect medical staff
In her op-ed, Dr. Cohen says we’re hearing from colleagues across Canada that our battle armour is running low. Personal protective equipment (PPE) like gowns, masks, sanitizer and face shields are in short supply globally and without these critical items health workers are highly susceptible to infection.
Davidson, Judith
  • Arts and Science
  • Psychology
  • Health Sciences
MedicalXpress: Getting your rest during trying times
Dr. Davidson says says it is normal to have some degree of sleep difficulty in times of uncertainty and when our daily routines have been suddenly altered.
Joe Masoodi
  • Centres and Services
  • Office of the VP (Research)
  • Surveillance Studies Centre
The Conversation: Police and governments may increasingly adopt surveillance technologies in response to coronavirus fears
In his op-ed Masoodi says tech companies in the United States have reportedly been in talks with the U.S. government and other agencies to use their data gathering and data location tools to track virus transmission trends. This includes the controversial facial-recognition startup, Clearview AI.
Ross, Robert
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Kinesiology and Health Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
Kingston Whig-Standard: How to stay healthy in Kingston while maintaining social distancing
Dr. Ross says physical activity guidelines, in Canada and worldwide can still be adhered to by anyone, albeit while respecting the need for social distancing.
Walters, Mark Canadian Lawyer: How COVID-19 is forcing Canadian law schools to transition to online learning
Professor Walters says we are entering uncharted territory with the move online.

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