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Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Thursday, 22 September, 2022

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for The Deepness, an online dive deep into the world of science.

“Our work clarifies why a more expansive definition of herd immunity is necessary and that focusing on the threshold property is misleading”. Read the full interview with Dr Flavio Toxvaerd on The Deepness site.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed by Comedian Sammy Obeid, for his "Explain it to a comedian" video series.

Dr. Toxvaerd talked to Sammy about his economic epidemiology work, and spoke about the impact of lockdowns and how to deal with the next pandemic.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Thursday, 7 April, 2022

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed by Sebastian Galiani, for his 'Conversations' video series (in Spanish).

In the Conversations with Sebastian Galiani: Episode XLV, Dr Toxvaerd spoke about his research into Economy and Epidemiology, Vaccine markets and contagious diseases.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

In the Financial Times Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd argues that we can’t tackle Covid unless economists and epidemiologists talk to each other.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 24 November, 2021

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd participated in a panel event for the Economics Observatory, "A one-two punch: health and economics".

Dr. Toxvaerd, along with Melanie Cockroft (Intensive Care Senior Clinical Fellow), Paula Lorgelly (UCL) and Ben Moll (LSE) were in conversation with Chris Giles (Financial Times).

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 10 November, 2021

Watch videos from the Modelling Behaviour to Inform Policy for Pandemics event, that Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd and Newton Gateway to Mathematics organised.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 4 October, 2021

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd explains how economics can be used to inform public health policy in a new podcast recorded by the London School of Economics.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 17 August, 2021

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd explains in the Economics Observatory, vaccines should be valued higher than treatments, because with communicable diseases they reduce the likelihood of people becoming seriously ill.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 14 June, 2021

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has contributed to a piece on vaccines for the first edition of the Economics Observatory's ECO Magazine. In the article Dr. Toxvaerd and Tony Yates look at how vaccine nationalism is driving countries to compete for doses.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 8 June, 2021

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for National Danish Radio’s Orientation programme about the stigma of naming COVID-19 variants after specific countries. The World Health Organization has said it is not acceptable to refer to corona variants as "The Indian Variant", because it stigmatises individual countries. Dr.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 24 May, 2021

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed by BBC Scotland News for their COVID-19 Special. The programme consisted of live coverage of the Scottish Government’s Briefing, with reaction and expert analysis. Dr.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Thursday, 25 March, 2021

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was quoted in an article for NBC News, where he spoke about the effect possible trade restrictions could have on international distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and on new variants.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Thursday, 28 January, 2021

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for BBC World Service's Marketplace Morning Report programme, where he spoke about the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to the European Union.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 18 January, 2021

As many countries are starting to vacinate against Covid, Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd explains that it becomes all the more important for people to avoid contracting coronavirus as vaccination picks up.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 12 January, 2021

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd gave a talk about his research into "Social Distancing: Two Extensions of the Standard Model" as part of the Adam Smith's Panmure House research seminar series.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Thursday, 26 November, 2020

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd gave a virtual talk for Clare College on Tuesday 24 November 2020. His talk was on "Economics and the Epidemic: Models, Behaviour and Policy", which looked at how economists think about disease control and contrast it with the traditional approach adopted in epidemiology and public health.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Thursday, 19 November, 2020

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd will give a virtual talk for Clare College about "Economics and the Epidemic: Models, Behaviour and Policy", on Tuesday 24 November 2020 at 6.00pm. His talk will look at how economists think about disease control and contrast it with the traditional approach adopted in epidemiology and public health.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 8 November, 2017

In the first of a series of interviews exploring the work of Cambridge academics, Helena Coggan meets economist Dr Toxvaerd