Carnival Corporation and World Travel & Tourism Council host COVID-19 summit

WTTC and Carnival Corporation are inviting leading global scientists and health experts on July 28 for a virtual public forum on the latest insights and best practices for living in a world with COVID-19.

Set for July 23, the WTTC/Carnival Corporation Global Science Summit on COVID-19 will be a virtual scientific summit focused on COVID-19 and the ‘new normal’.

The summit will share the latest scientific knowledge and evidence-based best practices related to prevention, detection, treatment and mitigation of COVID-19.

This unique summit is hosted by WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, and Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise company, and is free to attend.

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 also bring together a robust 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.

Summit will discuss practical approaches to living in a world with COVID-19

The event will feature a series of panels, each focusing on a critical area of science surrounding COVID-19 and will include best practices from different industry sectors and world regions to control and limit the spread of COVID-19. Panels will include a mix of science-based debates and discussions sharing the latest thinking on the following key topic areas:

  • Epidemiology: Incubation and peak infectivity periods for SARS-CoV-2; disease progression from exposure to illness; and symptom variability among different individuals and groups.
  • Transmission: How, when and where SARS-CoV-2 spreads; significance of environmental transmission; guidelines for mitigating spread.
  • Screening and Testing: Availability and accuracy of current testing methods; viable and cost effective ways to detect illness and effectiveness of screening using temperature and health questionnaires.
  • Therapeutics: Status of vaccine development; available and approved SARS-CoV-2 treatment protocols; the role of cytokine storms; and profiles of COVID-19 recovery.
  • Practical Risk Mitigation: Measures to mitigate the risks of social gatherings; balancing the benefits and risks of social gatherings; the role of testing, contact tracing, and managing the psychology of fear.

The WTTC/Carnival Corporation Global Science Summit on COVID-19 takes place on July 28 from 1400 hours to 1730 GMT (10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT). For additional information on the program and panelists, and to register visit

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