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 22 Feb 2020
Politics
Trump’s Nationalistic Response to the Coronavirus – The Atlantic
Virology isn’t politics.
Peter Nicholas
February 18, 2020

Ideas
A Coronavirus Quarantine in America Could Be a Giant Legal Mess …
America’s defense against epidemics is divided among more than 2,000 individual public-health departments, which makes implementing a national strategy very difficult.
February 16, 2020
Polly J. Price, Professor of law and global health at Emory University

 

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 22 Feb 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 22 Feb 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 22 Feb 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 22 Feb 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 22 Feb 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 22 Feb 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 22 Feb 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 22 Feb 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 22 Feb 2020
Technology
WHO Concerned About Coronavirus Cases With No Clear Link
The World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned about the number of coronavirus cases with no clear epidemiological link, although the total number of cases outside China remains relatively small, its director general said on Saturday.
By Reuters
Feb. 18

Europe
Sanofi Teams Up With U.S. Agency Against Coronavirus
French drugmaker Sanofi is working with a U.S. government agency to develop a vaccine against the new coronavirus from China, saying it could have a candidate ready for clinical trials within a year.
By Reuters

 

Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 22 Feb 2020
Hundreds urge lawmakers to keep religious vaccine exemption
Feb 19, 2020
HARTFORD, Conn. — Hundreds of parents who are skeptical about the safety of vaccines turned out in force Wednesday, hoping to squash the latest proposal to end Connecticut’s religious exemption from certain childhood vaccines.
But members of the medical and science community urged members of the General Assembly not to be swayed by the large numbers of advocates who turned out with young children in tow and stickers that read, “In God we trust.” By late morning, crowds packed the Legislative Office Building and roughly 500 people had signed up to testify before the General Assembly’s Public Health Committee, which has proposed a bill ending the long-standing exemption.
“You’re hearing from a very vocal minority,” warned Dr. Linda Niccolai, professor of epidemiology at the School of Public Health and Yale University, urging lawmakers to “listen to the experts, people who are professionally trained and have science on their side.”…