Life-saving medical equipment patrols Sweden skies

While the world remains focused on COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, a more deadly illness remains a largely hidden statistic. More than 17 million people die of cardiovascular disease every year. And as Al Jazeera’s Paul Rhys reports from Gothenburg in Sweden, a new life-saving solution is patrolling the skies. – Subscribe … Read more Life-saving medical equipment patrols Sweden skies

Coronavirus – The Latest: Tuesday 2 June

Subscribe to our daily Coronavirus podcast with analysis of the impact on health, business and travel in the UK and beyond: https://www.playpodca.st/coronavirus In this episode: The pandemic lays bare UK inequalities, how Sweden used similar lockdown modelling to the UK – but chose not to lockdown and why British volunteers are deliberately trying to catch … Read more Coronavirus – The Latest: Tuesday 2 June

EU Home Affairs Commissioner on Covid-19 and re-opening of EU internal borders

Ylva Johansson is the woman in charge of the EU’s Home Affairs portfolio. She’s a Social Democrat who served as minister several times in her home country of Sweden. The Commissioner is now in charge of weighty EU dossiers which have come to the fore amid the Covid-19 pandemic. These include ensuring freedom of movement around Europe’s Schengen … Read more EU Home Affairs Commissioner on Covid-19 and re-opening of EU internal borders

What do global health experts make of the coronavirus responses in their countries? | The Drum

What do global health experts think of their country’s response to COVID-19? From Sweden’s unusual model, to Singapore, to political tensions in the US and Taiwan – we speak to some of the biggest names in health science. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: … Read more What do global health experts make of the coronavirus responses in their countries? | The Drum

FEI Eventing Nations Cup 2019 in Boekelo – Review | Three nations aiming for an Olympic ticket

Let’s take a look back to leg seven of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup 2019 that came from Boekelo (Netherlands). With Italy not fielding a team, it was only Great Britain that could overtake Sweden for the title. However, there were three teams battling over the last ticket to go to the Tokyo Olympic Games: … Read more FEI Eventing Nations Cup 2019 in Boekelo – Review | Three nations aiming for an Olympic ticket

Sweden’s ‘no lockdown’ strategy costs heavy price

Sweden has pursued a ‘no-lockdown’ strategy during the pandemic – in a bid to keep its economy going. But it’s paid a heavy price all the same – at one point, registering the highest COVID mortality rate in Europe. The country’s former chief epidemiologist – who supported ‘no #lockdown’ at first – now says Sweden … Read more Sweden’s ‘no lockdown’ strategy costs heavy price

EU to unveil stimulus plan for economic recovery

The European Commission is expected to unveil a plan on Wednesday to help the bloc’s economy recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The plan valued at more than one trillion euros would contain a mix of grants, loans, and guarantees. The package is needed for countries like Italy, Greece, and Spain that are … Read more EU to unveil stimulus plan for economic recovery

Economies that reopened sooner are not better off: Summers

May.22 — Lawrence H. Summers, former U.S. Treasury Secretary, looks at Sweden as an example of an economy that did not see any material benefit from keeping its businesses open through the outbreak. He also cautions that people’s fear to go shopping or dine in a restaurant could be a bigger threat to the economy … Read more Economies that reopened sooner are not better off: Summers

‘All of France wanted masks, now they’re not wearing them’

IN THE PRESS, Friday, May 22: We look at what papers in China and Hong Kong have to say about Beijing’s plan to impose new security laws, a study that calls into question the effectiveness of Sweden’s “laissez faire” coronavirus strategy, the lax attitude of Parisians toward mask wearing and an emotional reunion between a Spanish … Read more ‘All of France wanted masks, now they’re not wearing them’

Little things people are doing while socially distanced – BBC News

People around the world are finding different ways to thank our healthcare workers, help one another, and make things feel a bit more normal while many of us are staying inside and socially isolating. This week, we saw flyovers by the Blue Angels; the Obamas reading to people online and a socially distant table for … Read more Little things people are doing while socially distanced – BBC News

Yemen: “The UN has provided a feasible roadmap to the parties” – Security Council Open VTC Briefing

Briefing by Martin Griffiths, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, on the situation in the Middle East (Yemen) during a Security Council Open VTC. The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, today (14 May) told the Security Council that “the United Nations has provided a feasible roadmap to the parties,” and it is … Read more Yemen: “The UN has provided a feasible roadmap to the parties” – Security Council Open VTC Briefing

Robot to conduct job interviews amid COVID-19 crisis

Amid #COVID19 pandemic, the Upplands-Bro Municipality in #Sweden has employed a talking #robot to screen candidates during its hiring process. Although the municipality has tested the robot, known as Tengai, in interviews prior to coronavirus, the worldwide pandemic has proven the perfect opportunity to continue to experiment with new technology as in-person contact remains reduced. … Read more Robot to conduct job interviews amid COVID-19 crisis

Swedish technology aims to allow truck drivers to work from home

A Swedish company is developing technology that could allow truck drivers to work from home. Al Jazeera’s Paul Rhys reports from Sandhult in southern Sweden. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #Sweden #Coronavirus

A Restaurant in Sweden’s Countryside Offers Dinner For One Amid Pandemic

A solo dining experience has opened in Sweden, it’s a dinner for one in the middle of a field, created to maintain social stanching with the ability to experience dining out. The restaurant is located in the small town of Ransater, more than 200 miles west of Stockholm. “I think one of the things many … Read more A Restaurant in Sweden’s Countryside Offers Dinner For One Amid Pandemic