EXPERT SAYS THE SIMPLEST THINGS, LIKE BEING VACCINATED, GO A LONG WAY TOWARD CONQUERING FEAR
“What we’re not going to do today is relive COVID-19,” moderator Tim Romani, founder and chairman of CAA ICON, said Thursday at the start of the panel “Health, Safety and Sanitization: Considerations for Future Venues.”
“We were all there. It sucked. We don’t want to go back there,” he said. “When we were talking as a panel, we said what we really want to do is take what we’ve learned and look to the future for COVID-25, God forbid, or SARS-28, and what are we doing now to prepare ourselves, so our lives and our industry isn’t as devastated as it was before.”
With that, Dr. Kristina Elizabeth Hawk, who teaches at Stanford and is president of Ampersand Intelligence, a company she and her father started in response to the pandemic to bridge the gap between medicine and human experience, spoke of lessons missed from the pandemic and the need to follow the science.
“I think there’s a difference between complex and complicated,” she said. “The science is beautifully and elegantly complex, but we don’t need to make it complicated. We can really boil it down to some very simple lessons."