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May 25, 2020

Queen's In The News Monday, May 25, 2020

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Amarnath Amarasingam
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Religion
Huffington Post: CSIS recognition of incel extremism opens door to more terrorism charges In Canada
Dr. Amarasingam says it means that overall these kinds of different ideologies are something that are going to increasingly be on national security radars as opposed to just localized hate speech laws.
Baranchuk, Adrian
  • School of Medicine
  • Health Sciences
Globe and Mail: It’s peak season for another infectious disease waiting for Canadians in parks and campgrounds – ticks
Dr. Baranchuk says only about half of the people bitten by a tick get the classic bulls-eye rash.
Lisa F. Carver
  • Arts and Science
The Conversation: How the coronavirus pet adoption boom is reducing stress
In her op-ed Dr. Carver says aside from the stress-mitigating impacts of pets mentioned above, having a pet may be a powerful influencer in maintaining health-protective behaviours, such as eating well or going out for a walk.
Che Colpitts
  • School of Medicine
  • Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
CBC Online: Drug strategies to fight COVID-19 move beyond guesses
Dr. Colpitts says a critical factor for prescribing antivirals is to give them to patients before too much damage has set in.
Christian Leuprecht
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • School of Policy Studies
Globe and Mail: Canada must divide its military resources along foreign and domestic lines
In his op-ed Dr. Leuprecht says as far as the public is concerned, the military’s away game is discretionary – a distraction used to keep busy when forces are not needed at home.
Lyon, David
  • Arts and Science
  • Sociology
  • Surveillence Studies Centre
The Conversation: The coronavirus pandemic highlights the need for a surveillance debate beyond ‘privacy’
In his op-ed Dr. Lyon says privacy regulation alone can’t keep pace with today’s supersystems for data collection, analysis and use that generate the kind of negative discrimination that demands data justice.

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