Covid ethics with Anders Tegnell

Photo by Peter Andrew Stanners

Sweden and Denmark took different approaches to lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic: what can we learn from each other’s experiences? We have invited Anders Tegnell, the former State Epidemiologist of Sweden, who was very influential in designing the unique Swedish approach, to talk about the considerations behind the Swedish model. Against this background, we want to discuss the ethics of pandemic restrictions: how should the benefits of slowing transmission be weighed against the effects of pandemic policies and widespread restrictions on the young, people with other conditions and the healthcare services? What have we learned for the next pandemic?

Our panel includes (Ezio Di Nucci will be chairing the discussion):

  • Anders Tegnell, former State Epidemiologist of Sweden
  • Stinus Lindgreen, Chairman of the Danish Epidemics Committee, 2021
  • Christine Stabell Benn, MD, Klinisk Institut, University of Southern Denmark
  • Theis Lange, Head of Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen

The debate will take place at Medical Museion, co-hosted with MeST (Centre for Medical Science and Technology Studies) and DSMFEM (Danish Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Medical Ethics), 

Coffee and cake will be served from 15:30, and there will be the opportunity to visit Museion’s exhibitions afterwards.

Registration is free of charge.

Please contact organizer Anne Lykkeskov, (MeST) or Malthe Kouassi Bjerregaard, (Museion) for any questions.