DR. ANDERS TEGNELL, born April 17, 1956, in Uppsala, Sweden, is a prominent physician and public health expert. He earned his medical degree from Lund University in 1985 and specialized in epidemiology, receiving a PhD from Linköping University in 2003. Tegnell’s career includes significant international experience, notably in Laos and Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo).

APPOINTED AS SWEDEN’S State Epidemiologist in 2013, Tegnell has overseen public health policies and responses to infectious diseases, including Sweden’s unique approach to the COVID-19 pandemic. Advocating for voluntary measures and personal responsibility over strict lockdowns, his strategy focused on long-term sustainability and public trust, sparking global debate.

TEGNELL’S CALM COMMUNICATION and evidence-based methods have made him a key figure in public health. He has published extensively on infectious diseases and remains active in international health discussions.