The 2020 Center for Disease Control Summit
Since the its inception in 1946, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has been saving lives and protecting people from health threats. To accomplish their mission, the CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise. Each year, different branches of the CDC meet at a summit in New York City to discuss developments across the department of public health within the previous year. Delegates will be representing people from all across the board —researchers, community outreach organizers, as well as important bureaucratic figures.
With the climbing rates of anti-vaccination sentiment and subsequent disease outbreak, the CDC has been in the media limelight recently and must resolve a plethora of crises. This committee will be tasked with the difficult responsibility of keeping the public safe without inciting mass hysteria and panic.
REBEKAH APICELLO, CRISIS DIRECTOR