What a year of pandemic tells us about European healthcare systems
Mainly three things: the number of doctors and nurses and the population density of a region are more important indicators than the number of ICUs in predicting Covid-19 deaths, there does not appear to be a causal association between per-capita numbers of ICUs and deaths from Covid, and excess mortality showed a correlation with the "pandemic waves".
France worried about mental health of its lockdown-stricken citizens
After more than a year of successive lockdowns implemented by European governments to curb the spread of COVID-19, the French authorities are now worried about the mental health of their citizens.
Small EU countries had more COVID-related deaths per million since pandemic started
While the EU’s most populous countries are recording the most overall COVID-19-related deaths since the start of the pandemic, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Bulgaria had the highest number of COVID-19-related deaths in relation to their populations during the same period.
The slow, uneven wane of the institutional psychiatry model in Europe
In the European Union, thousands of people with serious mental disorders live isolated and secluded from society, without receiving all the care they need. At least 150 million euros of EU funds, intended to improve their situation, have been used for other purposes.
Maria Alvarez: exposing differences within Europe in the wake of Covid-19
María Álvarez, data journalist at Civio, coordinated EDJNet's coverage of two relevant issues in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic: changes in mobility and nurse shortage in Europe. In this video, she presents the main challenges and the most interesting findings of the two works. Data on mobility were analysed to identify how containment measures affected people's lives; nursing personnel data was among the indices used to assess how prepared European healthcare systems were for the pandemic.
Covid-19 puts younger generations’ job security and mental wellbeing more at risk
When it comes to job status and mental wellbeing, the young are the most affected by the pandemic among Europeans, reveals a recent report by Eurofound.
Covid vaccines: The patent taboo in Europe
The EU’s vaccine distribution delays could be solved through voluntary collaborations established by pharmaceutical giants. However, civil society and several EU countries are calling for the liberalization of patents, to be able to independently produce doses and ensure vaccine coverage for the largest possible number of people. The second part of Stefano Valentino’s report on the monopolistic practices of pharmaceutical companies.
Covid Vaccines: the cost of delays
The European Union shifts between defending citizens’ health and defending pharmaceutical industry monopoly by opposing the liberalization of vaccine production. This might only delay achieving the immunisation necessary for economic recovery. We delve into this issue in a three-part investigation.
Clara Guibourg: COVID-19 death toll in European regions
Clara Guibourg, data journalist at Journalism++/Newsworthy, contributed to EDJNet’s coverage of COVID-19 with an investigation on excess deaths in Europe. In this video, she presents how she approached the subject starting from summer 2020, including the type and limits of the various sources. She also points at some of the most interesting findings of their work, which was notable both for its scope (most of Europe was covered) and for its scale (data on excess deaths refers to regions).