Vital to Trace Origins of SARS-CoV-2

Important to trace the origin of SARS-CoV-2

Ascertaining the origins of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is vital in order to address the current pandemic and reduce the risk of future ones. Although we may never be able to conclusively determine the coronavirus pandemic’s origins, it is nevertheless critical that we make every possible effort to do so. That is why…

International Treaty on Pandemics Needed

Council president Charles Michel is calling for an international Treaty on Pandemics.  On Tuesday, he said, “The COVID-19 pandemic is indeed much more than “just a health” issue. It has cut across every sector of our societies. Highlighting our strengths and exposing our weaknesses. And above all, it has taught us one brutal lesson –…

Vaccination

Europe’s consumers are being sent confusing messages. On the one hand vaccination is being proclaimed as a route out of the coronavirus pandemic. But a number of countries are now curtailing the use of the Astra Zeneca vaccine, claiming that an unexpected side effect is the greater risk of blood clots after it has been…

As EU Vows to Improve Cancer Prevention, Denmark Applies New Rules to Mineral Wool

At a time when the European Union is prioritising cancer prevention, the Danish government is implementing a new decree on demolition and installation works involving materials containing synthetic mineral fibres, also known as mineral wool.  Earlier this month, the European Commission presented Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, which has been long awaited as a new EU approach to…

Key Hub for Vaccine Distribution

Since the end of November, flights to more than 40 destinations have been carried out to distribute Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine from Belgium. This includes shipments via DHL Express and on commercial flights. As the most important hub serving the pharmaceutical industry in Europe, Brussels Airport has fully deployed its expertise in the transport of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical…

Sharing is Caring?

When it comes to our partners, there are a lot of boundaries we willingly cross especially with hygiene. But how far are some of us willing to go and how aware are we of the potential health risks they pose?  Interested in finding out, End of Tenancy Cleaning London  surveyed 4,330 couples on their hygiene…

Pulling a “Sickie”

This year’s National Sickie Day falls on the 3rd of February, with researchers predicting it will cost employers £34million in total. There was an estimated 350,000 absences* from work on the first Monday of February last year, indicating this is when employees are most likely to call in sick, leaving employers unsure whether they are telling…

European Response to Ageing Population

Responding to the European Commission’s Green Paper on Ageing, published yesterday, Lily Parsey, Global Policy and Influencing Manager at the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC), said: “The Commission’s Green Paper is a promising step towards a concerted European response to ageing. Alongside other major trends like climate change and COVID-19, population ageing is one of…

Will Astra Zeneca Respect its Obligations?

Astra Zeneca is in dispute with the European Commission on the export of its COVID vaccine. Commissioner Kyriakides issued a press statement on Monday concerning vaccine deliveries and the vaccine export transparency scheme. Last Friday, the company AstraZeneca surprisingly informed the Commission and the European Union Member States that it intends to supply considerably fewer…