This is how the world can get routine vaccinations back on track

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 COVID-19 is disrupting immunization efforts in many vulnerable areas of the world. 80 million children under the age of one may miss life-saving vaccination. Learning from how some countries recovered from other […]

Parliament to allow COVID-19 vaccines to be developed more quickly

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. To develop, authorise and make safe COVID-19 vaccines available more easily, MEPs today adopted a temporary derogation from certain rules for clinical trials. Parliament today adopted a new Regulation by 505 votes to 67 and 109 abstentions, via the urgent procedure, that will allow […]

EU Strategy on COVID-19 vaccines must guarantee safety and accessibility for all

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament’s Committee responsible for public health debated how to support efforts to develop and manufacture COVID-19 vaccines, together with Commissioner Kyriakides. When presenting the new European strategy for COVID-19 vaccines to the Committee for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety on Monday, Health Commissioner […]

Coronavirus: Commission unveils EU vaccines strategy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, to help protect people everywhere, the European Commission is presenting a European strategy to accelerate the development, manufacturing and deployment of vaccines against COVID-19. An effective and safe vaccine against the virus is our best bet to achieve a permanent solution to the […]

Coronavirus Global Response: European Commission pledges €300 million to Gavi

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission is announcing a pledge of €300 million to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, for the period 2021–2025. It will help immunise 300 million children around the world and finance vaccine stockpiles to shield against outbreaks of infectious diseases. Today’s Global Vaccine […]

A brief history of vaccines and how they changed the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Greta Keenan, Programme Specialist, Science and Society, World Economic Forum Edward Jenner developed the first vaccination to prevent smallpox. Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, aims to lower vaccine prices for the poorest countries. The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation […]

Coronavirus: Commission offers financing to innovative vaccines company CureVac

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission offered up to €80 million of financial support to CureVac, a higly innovative vaccine developer from Tübingen, Germany, to scale up development and production of a vaccine against the Coronavirus in Europe. Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Commissioner for […]

Vaccination: European Commission and World Health Organization join forces to promote the benefits of vaccines

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission and the World Health Organization (WHO) are co-hosting the world’s first Global Vaccination Summit in Brussels. The aim is to accelerate global action to stop the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases, and advocate against the spread of vaccine misinformation worldwide. Jean-Claude […]

This is how attitudes to vaccines compare around the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silvina Moschini, Co-founder, TransparentBusiness, Inc. Doctors around the world are witnessing a spike in the number of measles cases, despite widespread access to an effective vaccine that prevents infection and has been available since the early 1960s. Measles can […]

Anti-vaccination scaremongering: What should we know about anti-vaccine argument?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Tamar Ratishvili, a 6th year medical student at David Tvildiani Medical University in Tbilisi, Georgia. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

Why vaccines are not just for children

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Loew, Executive Vice-President; Head, Sanofi Pasteur, Sanofi #VaccinesWork. This is the theme chosen by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the 2019 World Immunization Week (24-30 April). So, let’s pause and celebrate the value of immunization as […]

Anti-vaccine sentiment one of 10 biggest health threats, says WHO

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content The global population faces diverse health challenges, ranging from serious virus outbreaks and drug-resistant bacteria, to the increase in non-communicable diseases like obesity and heart disease. While some parts of the world have limited […]

Vaccine hesitancy: a pregnancy related issue?

This article was exclusively co-authored for the The European Sting by Ms. Sophie Gepp and Laura Jung, students of Medicine in Berlin and Leipzig. Both of them finished a Public Health Masters at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine last year. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. […]

Anti-vaccination: a private choice leading to collective outcomes

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms. Maha Mezouar is a 2nd year medical student in Marrakech, Morocco. 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect neither IFMSA’s nor […]

The movement of anti-vaccers: taking humanity back 200 years

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms. Diana-Elena Nistor, a sixth year medical student at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania. 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 writer and do […]

The horrific trend of the anti-vaccine movement in Turkey

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms. Erva Nur Çınar, a 5th year medical student and human rights activist, currently studying at Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty. 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 writer […]

Anti-vaccination movement affecting youth in Europe

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms. Blanca Paniello, student in Biomedicine in Barcelona, Spain and Ms. Viktoria Kastner, medical student in Wuerzburg, Germany. They form part of the Standing Committee on Public Health Regional Assistants for Europe of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

Are we at the edge of anti-vaccination health crisis?

This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Mr. Jan Harpula, a 5th  year med student at the Medical University of Silesia interested in the field of cardiology and radiology. 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 […]