Media/Policy Watch

Media/Policy Watch
This watch section is intended to alert readers to substantive news, analysis and opinion from the general media and selected think tanks and similar organizations on vaccines, immunization, global public health and related themes. Media Watch is not intended to be exhaustive, but indicative of themes and issues CVEP is actively tracking. This section will grow from an initial base of newspapers, magazines and blog sources, and is segregated from Journal Watch above which scans the peer-reviewed journal ecology.
We acknowledge the Western/Northern bias in this initial selection of titles and invite suggestions for expanded coverage. We are conservative in our outlook in adding news sources which largely report on primary content we are already covering above. Many electronic media sources have tiered, fee-based subscription models for access. We will provide full-text where content is published without restriction, but most publications require registration and some subscription level.

 

The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/
Accessed 1 Feb 2020
Ideas
Coronavirus Is Coming—And Trump Isn’t Ready
In order to combat the disease, the president will have to trust the kind of government experts he has disdained and dismissed.
January 30, 2020

 

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 1 Feb 2020
Published Date 30 Jan 2020
Coronavirus: The US laboratory developing a vaccine

 

The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 1 Feb 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Coronavirus
The scientist leading the coronavirus vaccine race [CEPI]

Pharmaceutical companies work to repurpose existing genetic technology
January 30, 2020

 

Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 1 Feb 2020
China  
Jan 31, 2020 Snapshot
How to Prepare for a Coronavirus Pandemic
A roadmap for the worst-case scenario.
Tom Inglesby

 

Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 1 Feb 2020
What Can Be Done to Stop the Wuhan Virus
In a special conference call with subscribers, science columnist Laurie Garrett and senior editor James Palmer discuss the potential global effects of the new coronavirus.
Transcript | FP Editors

 

How China’s Coronavirus Is Spreading—and How to Stop It
Studies are building toward a tentative clinical profile of the outbreak.
Report | Annie Sparrow

 

The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 1 Feb 2020
Coronavirus outbreak
Paranoia and frustration as China places itself under house arrest
Cities are becoming ghost towns, while at the heart of the outbreak people are being disinfected after taking the bins out
Lily Kuo, Sat 1 Feb 2020

 

New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 1 Feb 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 1 Feb 2020
Health
Researchers Are Racing to Make a Coronavirus Vaccine. Will It Help?
New technology and better coordination have sped up development. But a coronavirus vaccine is still months — and most likely years — away.
By Knvul Sheikh and Katie Thomas
Jan. 28

 

Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 1 Feb 2020
Governor opposes vote to overturn vaccine exemption law
AUGUSTA, Maine — Governor Janet Mills said Friday she opposes a referendum that would overturn Maine’s law eliminating religious and philosophical exemptions for vaccinations.
In a radio address, Mills, a Democrat, said she signed the law last year to better protect the health and welfare of residents across Maine.
Jan 31, 2020