Creator and Host
Eric Winsberg (South Florida) and I consider the challenges of modeling the pandemic, the failure to collect data that would enable more effective models, and how social, policial, and cultural factors can influence methodological decisions largely "unconstrained" by available data.
As public health officials increasingly worry that vaccine hesitancy will make it impossible to reach herd immunity, this epidosde considers the ethical and legal case for mandatory vaccination. My guest is Roland Pierik of the University of Amsterdam and the Dutch Health Council.
Responsibility for Debt and Crisis
With many countries likely to face sovereign debt crises in years to come as a result of the pandemic, Anahí Wiedenbrüg (Oxford) and I discuss the sources of these crises and the responsibilities that governments, creditors, and NGOs have to ensure that servicing this debt doesn't lead to further economic and humanitarian crises.