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Joe Perry is taking part in a three-day conference about COVID-19 and other health issues at the Vatican which will also feature Pope Francis and Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Per the Associated Press (AP), the conference begins today (May 6) and will run through Saturday, May 8. This conference was originally planned to take place in May 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic. The topics that will be covered have since evolved from the conference’s original plans, but the overarching theme of how “science, solidarity and spirituality” can help address various “global health threats” remains.

So, what exactly is Perry doing at the conference that will also feature video remarks from the Pope and Dr. Fauci? The AP notes, “A Harvard neuroscientist is leading a conversation about brain health and rock stars with Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry.”

Perry isn’t the only celebrity appearing at the conference. The AP also added, “Soprano [Renee] Fleming is participating in a panel discussion on the role of music in treating cardiac patients. Supermodel Cindy Crawford has a slot to talk about ‘beauty from the inside out,’ and Chelsea Clinton is teaming up with an Italian public health official to promote equal access to health care.”

COVID-19, of course, will be the big health topic of this conference. The AP also reports, “Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel is speaking about the mRNA technology behind Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine, while his counterpart at Pfizer, Albert Bourla, is heading up a discussion on preparedness for future global health crises.”

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.