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 7 Mar 2020
Ideas
The Geopolitics of the Coronavirus
Expertise matters. Institutions matter. There is such a thing as the global community. The system must be made to work again.
March 4, 2020
Thomas Wright, Senior fellow at the Brookings Institution
Kurt M. Campbell, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Asia and the Pacific

 

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 7 Mar 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 7 Mar 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 7 Mar 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Mar 5, 2020
How AI May Prevent The Next Coronavirus Outbreak
Various startups producing AI-powered diagnostic and detection systems aim to combat the spread of contagious viruses.
By Simon Chandler Contributor

 

Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 7 Mar 2020
Security   Mar 3, 2020
Pandemic Disease Is a Threat to National Security
As the United States now grapples with the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, the time is long past to make pandemic disease a national security priority…
Lisa Monaco

 

Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 7 Mar 2020
China Goes on Diplomatic Offensive Over Coronavirus Response
Beijing seeks to deflect criticism that its carelessness caused a global crisis.
Document | March 6, 2020, 12:39 PM
Colum Lynch

 

The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 7 Mar 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 7 Mar 2020
Annals of a Warming Planet
What Can the Coronavirus Teach Us?
A certain kind of environmentalist has long hoped that we’ll learn to substitute human contact for endless consumption; maybe this is the kind of shock that might open a few eyes.
By Bill McKibben
March 5, 2020

 

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 7 Mar 2020
Sunday Review
Beware the Deadly Contagion Spread by Blowhards
Ideology is getting in the way of science.
By Nicholas Kristof
March 8

Politics
Inside Trump Administration, Debate Raged Over What to Tell Public
The administration’s response to the coronavirus has repeatedly matched public health experts against a hesitant White House, where worry of panic dominates.
By Michael D. Shear, Sheri Fink and Noah Weiland
March 8

Politics
Trump Signs $8.3 Billion Spending Bill to Boost Coronavirus Response
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed an emergency spending bill for $8.3 billion to ramp up the nation’s response to the coronavirus, providing funds for state and local officials to combat the spread of infections as the number of cases grows in the United States.
By Reuters
March 6

 

Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 7 Mar 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]