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Data collection and international exchange remain critical to contain the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide. In addition to case numbers, reproduction rates, and modeling, topics such as sensitivity and specificity of tests and vaccine efficacy have dominated public debate in recent months. Experts will discuss the importance of data in the current pandemic and how it can help to increase preparedness for international health emergencies in the future at this international virtual panel discussion organized by the Leopoldina. The virtual event will take place on July 1.
What are the benefits and limits of data in informing public health responses? By answering these questions, the experts will take into account previous international experiences in collecting, comparing and understanding pandemic data. Debating at the podium are:
This panel discussion will be moderated by Rebecca Winkels, Head of Communication and Strategy at Wissenschaft im Dialog.
With this event, the Leopoldina continues its Leopoldina International Virtual Panel Series. The objective of the virtual panel discussions, organized in cooperation with the Leopoldina's international partners, is to offer a virtual room for the global scientific community to convene and for the interested public to join the dialogue with scientists. Previous topics have been health behavior, vaccination, multimorbidity, mental health, and contact tracing during the coronavirus pandemic.