How digital solutions can help combat premature deaths from non-communicable diseases

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cameron Fox, Project Lead, Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum, Lorna Friedman, Senior Partner, Health Transformation and Sustainability, Mercer One of the clearest metrics for defining healthy lives is longevity. As a metric, longevity […]

If Omicron is less severe, why are COVID-19 deaths rising?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content The US Omicron death toll has now surpassed the highest seven-day average of the more severe Delta variant. Omicron has been found to spread much more quickly than Delta. Hospitals have struggled […]

Marked improvement in Europe’s air quality over past decade, fewer deaths linked to pollution

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Better air quality has led to a significant reduction of premature deaths over the past decade in Europe. However, the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) latest official data show that almost all Europeans still suffer from air pollution, leading to about 400,000 premature deaths across […]

What does ‘excess deaths’ mean – and can it give a clearer picture of the number of coronavirus fatalities?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content Each country records deaths slightly differently – the excess mortality measure smoothes out some of these discrepancies and helps us compare countries more accurately. There was a substantial number of excess deaths […]