Fernando Simón was the government spokesman for more than a year on the coronavirus pandemic. Now, after a long silence only interrupted by a few appearances in public forums, the director of the Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies reappears in a Spain with hardly any restrictions but in which some experts such as Margarita del Val warn that a seventh wave of coronavirus infections in our country, as reflected in the numbers of deaths reported by the Ministry of Health.
Fernando Simón and the researcher from the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) meet this Wednesday in Valencia, where they will participate in two round tables within the framework of the first International Summit on Pandemic Management.
The congress in which Fernando Simón will reappear together with Margarita del Val and other Spanish and foreign experts, is organized by the Local Police of Valencia. According to its promoters, the summit will feature high-level speakers who will discuss the "lessons learned from the current crisis caused by Covid-19 and will discuss how to deal with pandemics in the future."
Issues such as the restrictions adopted to curb contagion and the use of coronavirus vaccines as a way to control the pandemic and mitigate its serious effects and deaths will come up at the debate table.
The progress of the European project H2020 STAMINA and the main tools developed by it will also be presented.
According to the official program of the International Summit on Pandemic Management that will be hosted by the city of Valencia this Wednesday, the long-awaited intervention by Fernando Simón will take place within the framework of the table that will address the management of pandemic crises from the perspective of national planners.
Margarita del Val, for her part, will analyze the management of pandemic crises from the perspective of the health and scientific sector together with experts from Romania and the United States, such as Vanda Bostikova, a researcher at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.