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Stephanie Silvera

Dr. Stephanie Silvera

“Definitely heading into the winter there are two new COVID-19 variants that landed in New Jersey and New York City this fall and that are so highly contagious, they could drive a new surge in COVID-19 cases. BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 are both mutations of the familiar BA.5 strain”

Professor of Public Health, Stephanie Silvera, discusses the new BQ mutations that could drive a surge in COVID-19 cases with NJSpotlightNews.org.

Dr. Jessica S. Henry

“Voters across the country are being presented with different visions of how to maintain public safety. Contested prosecutor elections are a referendum on those competing visions of justice.”

Professor of Justice Studies, Jessica S. Henry, discusses the different approaches to justice on the ballot in some public prosecutor and Congressional elections around the country with Yahoo.com.

Bond Benton

Dr. Bond Benton

“The immediate increase appears to be around 500%. They really treat him as sort of the standard bearer that’s going to allow them to say potentially racist, offensive, awful things without fear of being de-platformed

Professor of Communication and Media, Bond Benton, discusses the increase in hate speech in the first hours of Musk taking over Twitter with ABC7News.com.

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