How cities around the world are handling COVID-19 – and why we need to measure their preparedness

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Principal, SecDev Group & Rebecca Katz. Co-Director, Center for Global Health Science and Security, Georgetown University More than half the world’s population lives in cities, hubs for transnational business and movement with the potential to amplify […]

These researchers want to use your computer in the search for a COVID-19 vaccine

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 The search is on for volunteers to donate computing power to fight coronavirus. A virtual supercomputer could speed up the search for a vaccine for COVID-19. Distributed computing projects draw on the […]

COVID-19: Commission presents guidelines for border measures to protect health and keep goods and essential services available

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission presented guidelines to Member States on health-related border management measures in the context of the COVID-19 emergency. The aim is to protect citizens’ health, ensure the right treatment of people who do have to travel, and make sure essential goods and […]

Empty stadiums and online streaming: how coronavirus is affecting the media industry

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Stefan Hall, Project and Engagement Lead, Information and Entertainment System Initiative, World Economic Forum The global economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are already taking shape, as markets tumble and countries take emergency actions to respond. As […]

‘Over-reacting is better than non-reacting’ – academics around the world share thoughts on coronavirus

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 & Jaci Eisenberg, Head of Academic Engagement, World Economic Forum The World Health Organization has labelled COVID-19 a pandemic. Academic experts recommend public health measures such as ‘social distancing’ to […]

A chemistry professor explains: why soap is so good at killing 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 Soap is one of the most effective ways to get rid of COVID-19. It dissolves the fatty layer that coats coronaviruses. But you have to wash your hands properly. One of the […]

World Economic Forum launches COVID Action Platform to fight coronavirus

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Vanham, Head of Communications, Chairman’s Office, World Economic Forum The World Economic Forum on Wednesday announced the creation of the COVID Action Platform. The global platform, the first of its kind, aims to convene the business community […]

The EU’s Response to COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission is working on all fronts to support efforts to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes ongoing coordination with Member States to share information, assess needs and ensure a coherent EU-wide response. The Commission is also funding research, offering support through the […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: Busting the myth by looking at the facts

Finally, some good news about the new coronavirus pneumonia outbreak (COVID-19). According to Reuters, China’s National Health Commission reported a substantial drop of 77% in new coronavirus cases last week, as the number of new cases in China dropped last Wednesday to 394 from 1,749 on the previous day. According to CNN’s most recent report, […]