COVID-19 Advisory Team in the Polish Senate

On October 19, 2020, the COVID-19 Advisory Team headed by Prof. Jerzy Duszyński, President of the Polish Academy of Sciences, presented its report – “Understanding COVID-19” – in the Senate of the Republic of Poland. Senators and the public had the opportunity to get acquainted with the experts’ guidelines. The meeting was held as part of the session of the Senate team “Health of the Poles”.

The chairman of the Senate team, Beata Małecka-Libera, has announced that the Senate together with the Polish Academy of Sciences are launching a public campaign to encourage mask usage, social distancing and proper hygiene. According to Prof. Jerzy Duszyński, the fight to contain the spread of coronavirus takes place at the level of society. “It is up to us how this pandemic will continue to develop. If people follow these recommendations, the chances to stop the coronavirus epidemic will increase” – said Prof. Duszyński.

The team is led by Prof. Jerzy Duszyński, President of PAS, with Prof. Krzysztof Pyrć (Jagiellonian University) acting as deputy. Dr. Aneta Afelt (University of Warsaw) is the secretary of the board. Other members are Prof. Radosław Owczuk (Medical University of Gdańsk), Dr. Anna Ochab-Marcinek (PAS Institute of Physical Chemistry), Dr. Magdalena Rosińska (National Institute of Public Health – National Institute of Hygiene), Prof. Andrzej Rychard (PAS Institute of Philosophy and Sociology) and Dr. Tomasz Smiatacz (Medical University of Gdańsk).

The video recording of the meeting is available on the Senate of the Republic of Poland website.

Get acquainted with the “Understanding COVID-19” report.