Understanding and demystifying the new outbreak of Coronavirus

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mariah Peres Gonçalves, a 4th semester student at FURB’s (Fundação Universitária Regional de Blumenau) medical school, located in Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

Coronavirus: a cultural escape goat or the next Big Five

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Guilherme Wandall, currently in the fourth semester of medicine at FURB in Brazil. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Asia-Pacific response to COVID-19 and climate emergency must build a resilient and sustainable future”, by the United Nations Under-Secretary-General

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writers. The unprecedented public health emergency triggered by the COVID -19 […]

How to Create a Clear Vision For the Future of Healthcare

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Dimitris Diakidis Smith, a Greek-American Stage 3 undergraduate medical student studying at University College Dublin, in the Republic of Ireland. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly […]

COVID-19 Update: Solidarity and Joint Efforts Shall be the Main Theme For China and Europe in the Fight Against the Outbreak

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by a Chinese diplomat from the Department of Europe of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The opinions expressed within reflect the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. As the COVID-19 epidemic keeps spreading, Europe has become the epicenter of the global […]

Problems Faced by Young Doctors and What We Can Do About Them

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Iqra Nawaz Abbasi, a second year student of MBBS at Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur, Pakistan. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do […]

COVID-19 sparked an economic crisis ‘like no other’ – but these measures can help now: WHO, IMF

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 Friday, 3 April. Guest Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of […]

What’s a logarithmic graph and how does it help explain 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: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Exponential lines showing increases in COVID-19 cases might not always show the full story. While the raw numbers don’t change, the way they are represented can affect perceptions. Logarithmic scale charts can […]

The community and a decent working conditions for the young health workforce

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Oluwakamisi Ayomide Adebisi, a 4th-year medical student at Ekiti state university college of medicine, Nigeria. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do […]

“Decent working conditions for the young health workforce: what are the challenges and can we find solutions?”

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. José Ganicho, a 5th-year medical student from the Beira Interior University, Member of the Medical Students Association from Portugal. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to […]

Decent working conditions for the young health workforce: what are the challenges and can we find solutions?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Francis Oluchukwu Francis, currently a 5th year Medical student in Ambrose Alli University, Edo State, Nigeria. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and […]

Youth and Decent Work: A Review of Today’s Facts, Challenges and Possible Solutions

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Utku Timurçin, a 4th year medical student and a public health advocate, Member of Turkish Medical Students Associations’. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the […]

14 ways to protect your mental health in the pandemic, according to Public Health England

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ceri Parker, Commissioning Editor, Agenda, World Economic Forum From setting a routine to phoning a friend, new guidelines aim to support people’s mental health. One-in-ten people around the world suffer from a mental health disorder. The COVID-19 pandemic […]

These six intelligences will drive smart leadership in disrupted times

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Kao, Chairman, Large Scale Innovation Sometimes it takes a crisis to reveal gaps and discontinuities. The coronavirus pandemic has revealed how some leaders are challenged by the unexpected and the need to innovate “ahead of the curve.” […]

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 […]

In a state of war: COVID-19 and psychiatric support

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by one of our passionate readers, Dr. Unsa Athar. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. As the pandemic of COVID-19 keeps on digging deeper roots in the world, we as health care providers need […]

To Fight the Pandemic, Put Trust and Cooperation Before Politics

This article was published first at The European Sting and was written by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Head of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, His Excellency Mr. Zhang Ming. The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. This spring is never going to be […]

Writing a greener story in Asia and the Pacific amidst COVID-19 outbreak

This article was written for The European Sting by Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) . The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. Rising economic prosperity and poverty reduction may not tell the whole […]

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 […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19): The truth against the myths

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Laura Regelskytė, a third-year medical student at the Medicine Faculty of Vilnius University, Lithuania. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not […]

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 […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19): truth and myth on personal risk perception

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Paula Pacheco Rocha, a student of the sixth period of Medicine of the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas- PUC Campinas. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly […]

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 […]

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 […]

This is how Europe is helping companies and workers as the coronavirus crisis deepens

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 People working in the gig economy may not be able to afford to follow health advice to self-isolate. Some countries have changed the rules around sick pay to ensure universal access. Other […]

Coronavirus: a Disease that spreads as fastly as its fake news

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bruna C. Nichelatti, a 3nd year medical student at the University of Blumenau (FURB). She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not […]

Spain locks down, Denmark shuts borders – today’s COVID-19 updates and expert analysis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, here are some of the latest headlines, resources and stories to help you arm yourself with the best information. US travel ban extended to the UK and Ireland The United States […]

Trump declares emergency and WHO urges speed – latest 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, resources and stories to help you arm yourself with the best information. 1. Trump declares national […]

Coronavirus: How worried should we be?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Laura Maisvoreva, a first-year medical student at the University of Zimbabwe in Harare. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily […]

Can the whole world live in peace?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Mohammed Ahmed Mohammed Mater, a member of Medical Students Association from Yemen, NAMS-Yemen. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily […]

To prevent coronavirus don’t touch your face – but how can you avoid it?

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 Stop touching your face to reduce your chances of catching coronavirus, experts say. Tactics include wearing woolly gloves and an app that sounds a warning if your hand moves to your face. […]