Why precision medicine won’t transform healthcare – but governance could

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content A review by more than 40 experts recently found that precision medicine’s key barriers exist in policy and governance, not science and technology. Unlocking data, prioritizing inclusivity and rethinking pricing models are key […]

Climate action must stay top of the global agenda as we emerge from COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Metzke, Global Head of Sustainability, Philips COVID-19 is making the interconnectedness of our world clear. The pandemic may be laying the groundwork for the efforts required to tackle climate change. These changes will need political and industrial […]

Reasons to hope and reasons to keep perspective on a vaccine

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stéphane Bancel, Chief Executive Officer, Moderna There are 123 SARS-CoV-2 vaccines under development and seven that have entered human trials. Any potential vaccines need to be manufactured to scale in this pandemic setting. We must assess the potential […]

COVID-19 tracing apps: MEPs stress the need to preserve citizens’ privacy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Citizens need data protection and privacy safeguards with regard to new smartphone apps used to manage the spread of the pandemic, say MEPs. In a plenary debate on Thursday, MEPs noted that, together with other COVID-19 related measures such as social distancing, masks and […]

COVID-19 shows we need a broader definition of safe mobility

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tim Dawkins, Project Lead, Automotive and Autonomous Mobility, World Economic Forum & Michelle Avary, Head of Automotive and Autonomous Mobility, World Economic Forum We must redefine “safe mobility” beyond reducing vehicular crashes to consider factors such as biosafety […]

What is true and not true about the new Coronavirus?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Florea Danut-George, a second year medical student at “Gr. T. Popa” Iasi, Romania. 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 […]

EU approves close to €240 million to strengthen resilience in neighbouring countries hosting Syrian refugees in light of the coronavirus pandemic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union is strengthening its support for refugees from Syria and vulnerable persons in Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon through a new package of almost €240 million, raising the total assistance via the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis to […]

How Jack Ma sees a thriving future of entrepreneurship in Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: James da Costa, Co-Founder, Mandala Group With a growing youth population, Africa is at the forefront of the digital economy. Jack Ma created the Africa Netpreneur Prize and the Alibaba eFounders initiative to identify and support 100 African […]

The sad show of Brexit

This article was written for The European Sting by one of our readers, Mr. Tommaso Merlo. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. Seen from the Continent, the Brexit show is really depressing. A show that with the entry of Boris Johnson is reaching an unprecedented pathos. […]

3 ways we are making an impact on plastic pollution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kristin Hughes, Director, Global Plastic Action Partnership, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva By now you’ve likely heard this harrowing statistic: by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. While that data […]