An unvarnished and direct tone but hardly effective in the current situation, Vootele Päi, consultant for communication group Corpore, said. This kind of “twitching” suggests that those in charge of crisis management are panicking and on the verge losing control and a sense for reality. “The prime minister’s messages will
Sweden’s novel approach to tackling the coronavirus pandemic has drawn both praise and fierce criticism, not just inside the Scandinavian country, but across the Western world. The country has so far resisted going into lockdown, unlike the rest of Europe, even during the peak of its second wave over Christmas.
Norway may fine-tune the vaccination of its oldest, sickest citizens as it tries to make sense of a recent spate of deaths. Having weathered the pandemic better than most, Norway suddenly made international headlines this month after revealing that more than 30 people — all over 70 and all already
Norwegian health officials have warned that vaccinating the most frail older people with serious underlying health conditions could be dangerous after the country reported more than 25 deaths. The Norwegian Medicines Agency first reported on Thursday that 23 elderly people had died in a short time after receiving their first
The coronavirus crisis has accelerated nurses’ desire to get out of the field, according to a fresh study by the Finnish Nurses Association (FNA). According to the survey of more than 2,300 nursing professionals, more than half of respondents said they had thought of changing jobs during the height of
The government on Tuesday approved the 2021 state budget bill and the 2021-2024 fiscal strategy. The new budget suggests that all coalition partners have managed to include their election promises in what will be a local government council elections year. Cuts were not mentioned. State budget expenses will amount to
Prime Minister Sanna Sanna said on Wednesday evening that she is very worried about an uptick in Covid-19 cases in Finland as well the fate of Lapland’s tourism industry ahead of the critical Christmas and winter season. Marin made the comments as the government began talks aimed at updating travel
At least 36 crew members from a Norwegian cruise ship have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Hurtigruten, the company that owns the ship. Several passengers have also tested positive in what the cruise line describes as an “outbreak” onboard the MS Roald Amundsen. Four patients were admitted to a