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Jean-Paul Rodrigue, professor of global studies and geography, was interviewed by the Washington Post about the intensive cleaning the Diamond Princess cruise ship will have to undergo, following a coronavirus outbreak onboard that killed at least two and infected more than 600 people. Dr. Rodrigue, who has written about transportation and pandemics, told the Post he expects the cruise operator to show off plenty of photos of the cleaning process to offer reassurance to the public.

Dr. Rodrigue has also been interviewed by other media outlets about the coronavirus cruise ship outbreak and impact of the illness on global trade. Recent interviews include:

Bloomberg: “Deaths Hit 1,115; Data Signal Spread May Be Easing: Virus Update”

Devex for an article about “Travel in the time of coronavirus.”

This Week in Asia for “‘Worse than an aeroplane’: how being confined to a cruise ship fuelled the coronavirus spread” and “Could the coronavirus crisis sink the cruise industry?”

The Straits Times: “Fears of Contagion Mount as Cruise Travelers Return Home”

Japan Times: “Turned away on coronavirus fear, Westerdam cruise ship risks running low on food”

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