WTTC and Carnival Corporation hold Scientific Summit on COVID-19
The event will feature a series of panels, each focusing on a critical area of science surrounding the pandemic, and will include best practices from different industry sectors and regions of the world
The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and Carnival Corporation are holding the Scientific Summit on COVID-19 today.
This virtual meeting will be attended by the President and CEO of the WTTC, Gloria Guevara, and the President and CEO of Carnival Corporation, Arnold Donald.
At the joint summit, world tourism leaders, including WTTC members, government agencies, destination partners, commercial and private companies, will share the latest scientific and medical evidence that can be used to inform practical, adaptable and evidence-based solutions. science to mitigate and live with COVID-19.
The event will feature a series of panels, each focusing on a critical area of science surrounding COVID-19. It will include best practices from different industrial sectors and regions of the world, showing how to control and limit the spread of COVID-19.
The panels will include a mix of science-based discussions and debates that will share the latest insights on the following key subject areas:
● Epidemiology: incubation periods and peak infectivity for SARS-CoV-2; disease progression from exposure to disease; and variability of symptoms between different individuals and groups
● Transmission: how, when and where SARS-CoV-2 is spread; importance of environmental transmission; guidelines to mitigate the spread
● Detection and testing: availability and precision of current test methods; viable and cost-effective ways to detect diseases and the effectiveness of detection using temperature and health questionnaires
● Therapeutics: state of development of the vaccine; SARS-CoV-2 treatment protocols available and approved; the role of cytokine storms; and recovery profiles of COVID-19
● Practical risk mitigation: measures to mitigate the risks of social gatherings; balance the benefits and risks of social gatherings; The role of testing, contact tracing, and managing the psychology of fear.