COVID-19 and the importance of scientific credibility in decreasing the number of cases

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Joao Lucas de Paiva Paulino, a first year medical student at the State University of Rio Grande do Norte (UERN, in the acronym in Portuguese) in Mossoró in Brazil. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. […]

This tech start-up in India is teaching people to care for family members with COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Edith Elliott, Chief Executive Officer, Noora Health The COVID-19 pandemic has put many countries’ health systems on the brink of collapse. The pandemic has highlighted how many health systems are understaffed and health workers are overburdened. India is […]

What has COVID-19 taught us about decarbonized electricity grids?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Luis Badesa, Research Associate, Imperial College London & Goran Strbac, Professor of Electrical Energy Systems, Imperial College London In early 2020, COVID-19 lockdowns led to reduced electricity demand around the world. In Great Britain, the majority of the […]

COVID-19 has been a setback for women. Gender-responsive policies can stem the losses

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ruma Bhargava, Project Lead, Fourth Industrial Revolution for Health, India, World Economic Forum, C4IR India & Dr Megha Bhargava, Deputy Commissioner Income Tax, Ministry of Finance, Government of India COVID-19 pandemic has exposed socio-economic inequalities in health, income, […]

COVID-19 vaccine development is more global than you might think

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum Dozens of COVID-19 vaccine candidates are in clinical development in a wide range of countries. They could help address a glaring global gap between vaccine haves and have-nots. Cuba […]

Women and sustainable finance: fuel for the engine of COVID recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Professor Durreen Shahnaz, CEO, Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) & Marius Døcker, Managing Director, Business for Peace & Katharine Tapley, Head of Sustainable Finance, ANZ COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact on women-focused small and medium-sized enterprises (WSMEs). The […]

Coronavirus: rescEU medical stockpile expands in four Member States

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As of today, Belgium, the Netherlands and Slovenia will become new host countries for rescEU medical supplies. In addition, a second medical reserve will be hosted by Germany – already a rescEU host country. In total, there are now nine countries hosting the common […]

There’s no vaccine for the infodemic – so how can we combat the virus of misinformation?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum & Alexander Court, Marketing Communications Lead, World Economic Forum Fake news about COVID, its origins, treatment and prevention, has gone viral. UN has launched counter-attack, wants you to help. Storyful founder […]

Coronavirus response: over €1 billion from EU Cohesion policy to support Spain’s recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved the modification of nine more Cohesion policy operational programmes in Spain, worth a total of €1.2 billion from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to alleviate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. This comprehensive recovery approach will reallocate funds […]