COVID-19 poses a dramatic threat to life in conflict zones

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Maurer, President, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) A lack of medical care makes COVID-19’s entry into conflict zones terrifying. The Red Cross is reinforcing infection control measures in vulnerable countries. There need to be exceptions […]

This year’s Earth Hour is going digital due to the COVID-19 pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Darren Thackeray, Writer, Formative Content Earth Hour will take place online to help stop the spread of coronavirus. The event will take place on Saturday 28 March at 8:30pm. This year, the “Voice for the Planet” petition invites […]

US now has most coronavirus cases in the world – Today’s coronavirus updates

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, here are some of the latest headlines and resources to help you arm yourself with the best information. COVID-19’s impact around the globe […]

Why infrastructure is the only way to fight a COVID-19 recession in the US

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shai Kivity, Global Shaper, Boston Hub The COVID-19 crisis could lead to a recession in the US. Infrastructure projects create economic growth; The US infrastructure industry is 30 years behind its global counterparts but a new centralized and […]

This is the human impact of COVID-19 – and how business can help

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Scott, Head of Sustainability Risk, Zurich Insurance Group As business close to help prevent transmission of COVID-19, financial concerns and job losses are one of the first human impacts of the virus; Not knowing how this pandemic […]

Can I still send mail in the time of coronavirus?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jordi Sales, Writer and editor • With postal services now ‘critical infrastructure’, most countries are now trying to ensure continued deliveries. • Most postal services are introducing special sanitary measures; France and Spain are among the countries scaling […]

2 ways to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable communities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mazen S. Darwazeh, Executive Vice-Chairman; President, Middle East and North Africa, Hikma Pharmaceuticals & Alexandre Raffoul, Head of Business Engagement, Middle East and Africa, World Economic Forum The spread of COVID-19 comes with a tragic outlook for vulnerable […]

Nearly 3 billion people around the globe under COVID-19 lockdowns – Today’s coronavirus updates

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, here are some of the latest headlines and resources to help you arm yourself with the best information. COVID-19’s impact around the globe […]

Parenting in the time of COVID-19? Consider these 6 tips from the WHO

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content Millions of families around the world are isolating together or social distancing. The World Health Organization has six tips to help make it a positive experience. It recommends spending quality time together […]

6 ways social innovators are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: François Bonnici, Head of Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, World Economic Forum & Pavitra Raja, Community Specialist, Social Entrepreneurs – Europe and the Americas, World Economic Forum The COVID-19 pandemic increases the need for social innovations to help […]

How the US should react to the pandemic, according to Bill Gates

“Everybody should have taken notice back in January,” the Microsoft co-founder told TED founder Chris Anderson during a TED Connects event streamed online. “There’s the period between where we realized it was transmitting and now, where we should’ve done more.” What is the World Economic Forum doing about the coronavirus outbreak? A new strain of […]

6 steps every country must take now to prevent coronavirus deaths: WHO Director-General

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum The World Health Organization held a media briefing to update the public on the COVID-19 outbreak. Streamed live at 18.30 CET on Wednesday, 25 March. The Director-General outlined six steps every […]

How COVID-19 shows the urgent need to address the cyber poverty gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: William Dixon, Head of Operations, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & David Balson, Director of Intelligence, Ripjar Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic requires secure vital services, networks and capabilities. Yet recent cyberattacks against organizations including the World […]

More than 100,000 people have recovered from COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content More than 102,000 people have recovered from COVID-19 around the world. There have been more than 390,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally. The World Health Organization calls for more aggressive action to […]

Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021 over coronavirus concerns

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Josephine Moulds, Freelance journalist The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until 2021 due to coronavirus, ending weeks of speculation over whether they would go ahead in July. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) made the decision after Japanese Prime […]

India’s 1.3 billion residents start 21-day lockdown – Today’s coronavirus updates

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, here are some of the latest headlines and resources to help you arm yourself with the best information. COVID-19’s impact around the globe […]

Women lose most from the climate crisis. How can we empower them?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tharanga Gunawardena, Communications Manager, Room to Read • Low-income communities are more vulnerable to climate change – especially women. • Women working in agriculture bear the brunt of extreme weather events. • Schemes in Zambia, Latin America and […]

‘Stay at home’ UK tells people as global confirmed cases pass 380,000 – Today’s coronavirus updates

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, here are some of the latest headlines and resources to help you arm yourself with the best information. COVID-19’s impact around the globe […]

‘Act fast and do whatever it takes’ to fight the COVID-19 crisis, say leading economists

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content Leading economists urge governments to bring out the ‘big artillery’ to fight the economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Unconventional policy options such as ‘helicopter money’ should be on the table, […]

From memes to mourning, how Europe is dealing with its darkest hour since World War II

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Josephine Moulds, Freelance journalist Europe has more than 150,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Italy’s death toll now exceeds China’s. To get through the crisis, Europeans are finding ways to connect with one another, from rooftop exercises (with social […]

Will the coronavirus break the internet?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Internet usage is up 50% in some parts of the world as more aspects of our daily lives have moved online. Some remote-work platforms and services have struggled to keep up […]

Why lockdowns can halt the spread of COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content The UK, US, EU and many other countries are currently in some degree of “lockdown,” with restaurants and bars, shops, schools and gyms closed, and citizens required, or at least strongly encouraged, […]

WHO launches COVID-19 health alert service with Facebook and WhatsApp – Updates from Friday’s WHO briefing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum The World Health Organization held a media briefing to update the public on the COVID-19 outbreak. Streamed live at 17.00 CET on Friday, 20 March. A new health alert messaging system […]

How responsible businesses can step forward to fight coronavirus

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Polman, Co-Founder and Chair, Imagine Governments, central banks and the WHO will not defeat coronavirus alone; the private sector must play a key role. As companies respond to COVID-19, business leaders who back moral statements with practical […]

How women in developing countries can harness e-commerce

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Annette Ssemuwemba, Deputy Director, Enhanced Integrated Framework, World Trade Organization • E-commerce has the potential to level the economic playing field for women in developing countries. • Government, the private sector, aid programmes and civil society need to […]

What happens after you recover from coronavirus? 5 questions answered

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jordi Sales, Writer and editor • Even with the current inflated mortality rates, most people will recover from coronavirus. • Studies differ on how long recovered patients will remain infectious. • There have been isolated cases of reinfection, […]

WHO coronavirus briefing: Isolation, testing and tracing comprise the “backbone” of response

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum The World Health Organization (WHO) held a media briefing to update the public on the COVID-19 outbreak. Streamed live at 17.00 CET on Monday, 18 March. WHO officials stressed the […]

St Patrick’s Day during a pandemic – how people celebrated this year

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Social distancing measures have led to many parties, parades and celebrations being cancelled. People have posted videos of their makeshift celebrations online to help bring people together, virtually. Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo […]

Coronavirus: 5 ways to work from home with your kids (and stay sane)

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stewart Friedman, Practice Professor of Management, University of Pennsylvania & Alyssa Westring, Associate Professor of Management, Driehaus College of Business, DePaul University • Managing the closures of schools, offices and care facilities can be overwhelming for working parents. […]

Italian coronavirus pressures and flattening the curve – an epidemiology expert explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Italy has one of the oldest populations in the world. It has been struggling under the pressure of coronavirus. Some places have succeeded in flattening the curve. Per head of population, Italy […]

Why cybersecurity matters more than ever during the coronavirus pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, World Economic Forum & Nicholas Davis, Visiting Professor in Cybersecurity, UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy The COVID-19 pandemic poses the risk of increased cyberattacks. Hackers are targeting […]

The World Health Organization has called on countries to ‘test, test, test’ for coronavirus – this is why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content The World Health Organization’s Director-General noted that some countries can do more to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. He called for urgent action to ramp up efforts to identify, isolate and contact trace […]

When should you self-isolate, self-quarantine or social-distance?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Editor, World Economic Forum The difference between self-isolation, self-quarantine and social distancing – among other coronavirus-related terminology. Significant health events can affect language greatly. There is a raft of language around the coronavirus pandemic, which reflects […]