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
Accessed 1 Feb 2020
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


Accessed 1 Feb 2020
Published Date 30 Jan 2020
Coronavirus: The US laboratory developing a vaccine


The Economist
Accessed 1 Feb 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]


Financial Times
The scientist leading the coronavirus vaccine race [CEPI]

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


[No new, unique, relevant content]


Foreign Affairs
Accessed 1 Feb 2020
Jan 31, 2020 Snapshot
How to Prepare for a Coronavirus Pandemic
A roadmap for the worst-case scenario.
Tom Inglesby


Foreign Policy
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
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
Accessed 1 Feb 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]


New York Times
Accessed 1 Feb 2020
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
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