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The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and Carnival Corporation will host the WTTC/Carnival Corporation Global Science Summit on COVID-19.

 

Set for July 23, this will be a virtual scientific summit focused on COVID-19 and the new normal, according to a statement. 

 

Taking place from 1400 hours to 1730 GMT (10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT) on Thursday, July 23, the summit, which is open to the public, will share the latest scientific knowledge and evidence-based best practices related to prevention, detection, treatment and mitigation of COVID-19.

 

The joint summit will see global tourism leaders, WTTC Members, government agencies, destination partners, trade and private businesses, share the very latest science and medical evidence that can be used to inform practical, adaptable and science-based solutions for mitigating and living with COVID-19.

 

The summit will bring together a lineup of world renowned medical, epidemiology and public health experts to explore and share the latest best practice on the science of COVID-19 and how best to address the many practical questions people have about the disease.

 

Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: "I was excited when Arnold, on behalf of Carnival Corporation, approached me with this idea. This event will be a powerful platform for harnessing the best thinking from across all fields of knowledge in the public and private sectors. The science of this virus is rapidly evolving and these real-time insights will be invaluable in helping us determine evidence-based protection and mitigation measures to combat COVID-19. They will also help drive global alignment and collaboration on the frontiers of science and policy, which is critical to the survival of this important sector.

 

"COVID-19 has had a crushing global socio-economic impact and is threatening the jobs of millions of people whose very livelihoods depend upon a thriving Travel & Tourism sector for their survival."

 

This is the link to the announcement:  https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/23189-wttc-and-carnival-corporation-present-covid-19-scientific-summit.html?fbclid=IwAR354KqWx231TIXifYV6PyyLtQ74pIlfP3pHU-xA_RMf7Xd1elIevTNhMys

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Interesting!  Thanks for sharing, Crazy 🙂 

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Just wake me up when it is over and let me know when and where I can board the ship ... 

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Thanks for the heads up.  I will try to attend.  If anyone sees a link to a sign up please let us know.  

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This is fantastic! Instead of relying on medical authorities and scientists, we can get all the latest Pandemic info from a lobbying group and a cruise line!

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I wonder if any of this conference will be live-streamed on facebook?

 

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29 minutes ago, fatcat04 said:

It has been rescheduled:

I wonder if they'll have a delay getting their FCCs and refunds, too... 😞

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19 hours ago, fatcat04 said:

It has been rescheduled:

 

PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW DATE OF JULY 28, 2020 

10:00 -13:30 (EDT)
14:00 – 17:30 (GMT)

You can register at:

https://covidsciencesummit.com/

 

That makes sense as by then the new CDC orders will be published. The old CDC directives expire on the 24th.   

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I listened to all three hours yesterday.  It was a very interesting discussion, non-biased IMHO and a truly outstanding panel of experts.  Mr. Donald was in attendance throughout.  His questions were educated.  After listening I cannot believe that CCL will be cruising until 2021.  

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Well worth the listen.  I unfortunately also agree.  Based on science and the actions of some (too many) people, we will not be cruising in the foreseeable future.

Wear a mask, social distance and be responsible.

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Do any of the panelists believe we use alien DNA in vaccines?

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11 minutes ago, KirkNC said:

Do any of the panelists believe we use alien DNA in vaccines?

The panelist were an esteemed group with solid credentials.  It was clear none of them were selling their reputations to the highest bidders.   None of them were snarky either.  

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23 minutes ago, Mary229 said:

The panelist were an esteemed group with solid credentials.  It was clear none of them were selling their reputations to the highest bidders.   None of them were snarky either.  

I was joking, should have put a 😎 or 😄 to make it clear

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You should listen to it.  I listen to the JAMA podcasts, Dr.Osterholm podcasts as well as others such as TED.  This was by far one of the most thoughtful and thorough accessible discussions  I have heard.  

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On 7/6/2020 at 10:25 AM, taxmantoo said:

Just wake me up when it is over and let me know when and where I can board the ship ... 

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Ditto!

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