Covid-19: the scourge of God

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Nicolas Cardoso Lauxen, a first year Brazilian medical student at Universidade da Região de Joinville (Univille). 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 writers and do […]

COVID-19: Resilient and programmed to survive

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Mohammad Iyad AL-Darawsheh, a medical student from Jordan. 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, […]

Memory and cognition involvement for SARS-COV-2 infection

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gabriela de Mattos Laube and Ms. Mariana Dias Lopes Barud, two fourth year medical students currently studying in Medical Sciencies College of São José dos Campos – Humanitas. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The […]

COVID-19 and the Heart: Cardiovascular Risks and Outcomes

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Maria Defante, a Medicine student and researcher at UniRedentor in Brazl. 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect […]

COVID-19: review, impact and next steps  

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Kengo Nathan Ezie, a 4th year medical student at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (FMBS) Garoua, Cameroon. 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 […]

The effect of COVID-19 on Brazilian society

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Karolyna de Oliveira Ramos, a first-year medical student at the Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Pernambucana, Brazil. 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 […]

The mysterious coronavirus-related pneumonia COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Isabelle Karolinne Bispo Andrade and Ana Lavinia Siqueira França Gomes Silva, two second year medical students from  Universidade Tiradentes, Aracaju-SE, Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

The impacts of facing the neurological impacts after COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Isaac Lohan Matos Vieira and Ms. Lorena Sheila Alves de Oliveira, two medical students from Universidade Tiradentes, Aracaju – SE, Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly […]

Fungal co-infections associated with COVID-19: cryptococcosis, mucormycosis, candidiasis and aspergillosis

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Irene Gómez Oropeza is a fourth-year medical student at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla in San Andrés Cholula, Puebla, México. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly […]

Medical education next steps after COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Hassler Stefan Macías Sánchez, a fourth-year medical student at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla in San Andrés Cholula, Puebla, México. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly […]

How does globalization impact and save the world of COVID-19?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Maria Tereza Trindade Teixeira and Flávia Gabriela Tojal Hora, two second-year medical students at the Universidade Tiradentes, Brazil. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers […]

COVID-19: Effects of cognitive impairment and its impacts on society

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Daniella Thomé Campagnolli, a 22 year old medical student was born in Campinas, Brazil. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily […]

From the past, present and future of COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Caroline Gouveia Borba e Souza and Ms. Ludiane Matos Garcia Sampaio, second year medical students from Universidade Tiradentes, Aracaju-SE, Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to […]

The perception of primary healthcare professionals in front of uncertainty about the new COVID-19 infections

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Camila Melo de Freita, a medical student from Faculdade Pitágoras de Eunápolis (2018-2024), graduated in Business Administration from Faculdade Ruy Barbosa – FRB (2015), Brazil. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

COVID-19: perspectives on the immeasurable challenge of the 21st century

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ana Alice Soares Orçay, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Santo Amaro (UNISA), in São Paulo, Brazil. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the […]

The Inequalities of COVID-19: The Strong Impact on Social Minorities

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Alessandro Pascon Filho, a Second year student at the Faculty of Health Sciences of Barretos Dr. Paulo Prata – FACISB, Brazil. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly […]

COVID-19: Lessons Learned & The Way Forward

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Abdelrahman Omer, also known as Abdelo, a 21 years old medical student from Sudan. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily […]

European Health Union: Commission secures almost 3.5 million COVID-19 treatments through joint procurement contract

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission’s Health Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) has signed a joint procurement Framework Contract for the supply of Paxlovid, a SARS-CoV-2 protease inhibitor oral treatment for patients with COVID-19 at risk of developing severe disease. The contract is signed with the pharmaceutical […]

Long COVID is disabling millions of Americans. These are the top health stories you need to know about

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shyam Bishen, Head, Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare, Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum 1. News in brief: Top health stories to read Psychiatrists in the Belgian capital Brussels are to start offering museum visits […]

Competition: Commission adopts a more flexible antitrust Informal Guidance Notice; withdraws Antitrust COVID Temporary Framework

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today adopted a revised Informal Guidance Notice that allows businesses to seek informal guidance on the application of EU competition rules to novel or unresolved questions. The revised Informal Guidance Notice provides for more flexible conditions and aims at increasing […]

Fundamental rights in the EU: long-standing problems exacerbated by COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament’s latest assessment of the state of fundamental rights in the EU identifies numerous concerns and demands member states act in defence of European values. On Thursday, MEPs assessed the state of fundamental values in the EU in 2020 – 2021, identifying areas of […]

COVID-19: Team Europe has delivered €47.7 billion to help its partners address the pandemic and its consequences

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020, the EU, EU Member States and European financial institutions, as Team Europe, have disbursed €47.7 billion in support of partner countries in addressing the pandemic and its consequences, delivering on its promises with concrete results. This […]

State aid: 2021 Scoreboard shows that COVID-19 State aid measures allowed for unprecedented levels of support while preserving the level-playing field

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The 2021 State Aid Scoreboard, published today by the European Commission and relating to State aid expenditure in 2020, shows the crucial role of State Aid policy in preserving a fair Single Market while at the same time allowing Member States to support companies in […]

COVID created an education crisis that has pushing millions of children into ‘learning poverty’ -report

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content The pandemic caused the worst shock to global education and learning in recorded history, says an international study. 70% of 10-year-olds in low- and middle-income countries cannot pass a basic literacy test […]

Workplace well-being: Stress increasing since COVID-19 began

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark McCord, Writer, Formative Content Employee well-being is stagnating, with COVID-19, long hours and bad workplace experiences all to blame, a new Gallup report says. Stress and worry are on the rise, and the work-life balance is becoming […]

Employment: Commission report shows young people most affected by job losses due to economic impact of COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission published its Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review 2022. Amongst other findings, the report shows young people were among the most negatively affected by job losses during the economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. It also shows that […]

Consumer protection: Airlines reimburse over 500,000 flight vouchers as result of Commission and consumer authorities action in COVID-19 pandemic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission and national consumer authorities have just received the confirmation from 16 major European airlines,  that they reimbursed over 500,000 flight vouchers that they had imposed on consumers for cancelled flights during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the result of the dialogue that […]

Building trust in the COVID-19 vaccine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Aashka Shah is a final year Medical Student at Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad and Ms. Vidhi Parikh, an intern doctor at Parul Institute of Medical Sciences and Research and Parul Sevashram Hospital, India. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial […]

COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Senior Writer, Formative Content This weekly COVID-19 news roundup brings you a selection of the latest news and updates on the coronavirus pandemic, as well as tips and tools to help you stay informed and protected. […]

Breaking the communication barrier-an approach towards building trust in COVID-19 vaccine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sara Ahmad, a 4th year MBBS student at University Medical and Dental College Faisalabad. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily […]

Vaccine Hesitancy in COVID-19: How can we approach it with efficient communication strategies

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Pragjna Keerthi, who has completed her academic year in medicine and is currently undergoing a compulsory rotating internship at Mahavir institute of medical sciences India. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

Vaccination hesitancy in the COVID-19 pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Pierre Claver Rusingizandekwe, a Rwandan medical student in Bachelor of dental surgery in University of Rwanda. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do […]

Reasons behind COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and efficient strategies to address it

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Olivier Sibomana, an enthusiastic and highly committed medical student at University of Rwanda (UR), college of medicine and health sciences, department of general medicine and surgery. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed […]