Commission and EIB provide CureVac with a €75 million financing for vaccine development and expansion of manufacturing

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. European Investment Bank and CureVac sign €75 million loan agreement for the development and large-scale production of vaccines, including CureVac’s vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2 The EIB loan will support CureVac’s activities to complete its new messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) production facility in Tübingen, Germany […]

3 innovations which are leading the fight to save our ocean

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kaya Bulbul, Digital Media Specialist, World Economic Forum Our ocean faces an unprecedented set of interconnected challenges. The winners of the Ocean Solutions Sprint, a competition to find the best ideas to save our ocean, have been announced. […]

‘Millions facing starvation’ – Global political and business leaders on the economic impact of COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christopher Alessi, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum & Alice Hazelton, Programme Lead, Science and Society, World Economic Forum “Unless we open up our economy, we have millions facing starvation.” That was the straightforward assessment of Pakistani Prime Minister […]

Protection of workers from biological agents: how to classify COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Employment and Social Affairs Committee will debate with the Commission on Wednesday how to classify SARS-CoV-2, responsible for COVID-19, to protect workers’ health and safety. On Wednesday afternoon from 15.00 – 16.00, Members of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee (EMPL) will debate […]

Dinner with friends: how Switzerland is relaxing its coronavirus lockdown

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 Switzerland has eased more of its coronavirus restrictions. Bars, pubs and restaurants are reopening as long as customers are seated. Groups of up to four people, or families, can now dine out […]

How the Fourth Industrial Revolution can help us beat COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Alexander Walcott, Global Shaper, Kingston Hub China, South Korea and Taiwan are just some of the places using Big Data, AI and other emerging technologies to manage the effects and mitigate the risks of COVID-19; Jamaica and […]

Commission supports Member States in their transition to a climate-neutral economy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved all requests made by 18 Member States for support with the preparation of their territorial just transition plans, which each Member State will have to draw up to get access to funding from the Just Transition Mechanism. To recall, […]

This Latin American country is keeping COVID-19 firmly under control. How?

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 Costa Rica, where Latin America’s first COVID-19 case was reported, is one of the most successful nations in the fight against the coronavirus. Its infection and death rates are lower than that […]

COVID-19 reminds us of the crucial role nurses play

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jan Nissen, Vice President, Patient Innovation and Engagement, Merck The WHO has designated 2020 the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. As today, nurses have played crucial frontline roles in pandemics throughout history. It’s the right time […]

Here’s how innovation could help car companies hit by COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Valesca Molinari, Automotive and Autonomous Mobility Fellow, World Economic Forum, Attorney-at-law at Baker McKenzie Germany Regulatory change in the car sector could help companies innovate and recover after the COVID-19 crisis. Many regulations in the industry are outdated […]

Why ‘video call fatigue’ might be making you tired during lockdown – and how to beat it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content Some video conferencing users are complaining of exhaustion after continual online meetings. Alongside Skype, Houseparty and Microsoft Teams, virtual meetings platform Zoom has boomed during the pandemic, growing from 10 million daily […]

Cities are especially vulnerable to COVID-19. These organizations are leading the urban response.

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joseph Losavio, Community Specialist, Infrastructure and Development Initiatives, World Economic Forum & Alice Charles, Project Lead, Cities, Infrastructure and Urban Services Platform, World Economic Forum The things that make cities dynamic also make them more vulnerable to the […]

Quashing myths on 2019-nCoV for better public management

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Frederick Putra Wijaya, a fourth year medical student from Indonesia. 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 reflect IFMSA’s view […]

World Editors Forum President: Credible media vital in the fight against COVID-19 and fake news epidemic

This article is published in association with WAN-IFRA, the World Association of News Publishers. In this op-ed, endorsed by the Board of the World Editors Forum (WEF), Warren Fernandez warns of wrenching changes to come and urges urgent action to minimise damage to the media, and democracy. As the coronavirus continues its relentless spread across […]

Coronavirus makes inequality a public health issue

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexandre Kalache, President, International Longevity Centre-Brazil In Brazil, science scepticism and political dogma have contaminated the debate about COVID-19. Poverty in Brazil has risen by 33% in the last four years. Public health experts must champion the urgent […]

On World Health Day, new report says the world needs 6 million more nurses

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 world needs 6 million more nurses to achieve global health targets. Low and lower middle-income countries suffer the most acute nurse shortages. On World Health Day, WHO calls for investment in a massive […]

COVID-19: What the evidence so far means for containment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Junaid Nabi, Public Health Researcher, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Senior Fellow at The Aspen Institute Imperial College of London’s report on the impact of an uncontrolled pandemic prompted an immediate change in UK government strategy; Two major approaches […]

Oil prices could remain depressed for at least a year. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Roland O. Rechtsteiner, Partner, Global Energy Practice, Oliver Wyman Both the coronavirus pandemic and a Russia/Saudi Arabia price war have sent oil prices plummeting. Oil supply and demand might not become rebalanced until well after the virus is […]

This research can help organizations plan for different COVID-19 scenarios

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Barrie Wilkinson, Partner, Digital Practice, Oliver Wyman & Helen Leis, Partner, Health and Life Sciences, Oliver Wyman We can now evaluate efforts to contain COVID-19 around the world thanks to the amounts of data being generated. […]

How digital infrastructure can help us through the COVID-19 crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sridhar Gadhi, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Quantela Our digital infrastructure needs strengthening to deal with the impact of COVID-19 and future public health crises; Better integration of Artificial Intelligence in to the public health response should be […]

Why do multinationals pay women less in developing countries?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Niccolò Pisani, Assistant Professor of International Management, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands & Ans Kolk, Professor, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands & Khadija van der Straaten, Lecturer, Rotterdam Business School • The gender wage gap remains at the […]

State aid: Commission approves Luxembourg guarantee measure to further support economy in coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved today another Luxembourg State aid scheme to support the Luxembourgish economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework to support the economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

State aid: Commission approves €20 billion Spanish guarantee schemes for companies and self-employed affected by coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has found two Spanish guarantee schemes for companies and self-employed workers affected by the coronavirus outbreak to be in line with EU State aid rules. The schemes, with a total budget of approximately €20 billion, were approved under the State aid […]