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 14 Mar 2020
America Is Acting Like a Failed State
Many businesses, local governments, and individuals are doing what is necessary to beat back the coronavirus—with little help from the White House.
Mar 14 Derek Thompson Staff writer at The Atlantic


Accessed 14 Mar 2020
US Coronavirus tsar – vaccine a year away
Newshour BBC World Service
Anthony Fauci, the director of NIAID, tells Newshour a coronavirus vaccine is a year away
Published 13 Mar 2020


The Economist
Accessed 14 Mar 2020
Should other countries copy Italy’s nationwide lockdown?
The government’s response to covid-19 is unprecedented in modern-day Europe
International Mar 12th 2020 edition


Financial Times
Accessed 14 Mar 2020
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Mar 14, 2020
Cincinnati Startup Could Have Therapeutic Option For COVID-19
As the world scrambles to come up with a COVID-19 vaccine, Airway Therapeutics Inc. could have a therapeutic option – one that this Cincinnati startup is already in the process of developing for acute and chronic lung diseases.
By Liz Engel Contributor

Editors’ Pick  |
The COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Highlights The Importance Of Scientific Expertise
Science expertise is at the forefront of the COVID-19 response and that’s important.
By Marshall Shepherd Senior Contributor
Mar 14, 2020


Foreign Affairs
Accessed 14 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
Accessed 14 Mar 2020 Accessed 14 Mar 2020
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The Guardian
Accessed 14 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: call to release UK immigration centre detainees
Campaigners write to home secretary over risk of unchecked outbreak in centres
Diane Taylor
Sat 14 Mar 2020 07.28 EDT Last modified on Sat 14 Mar 2020 08.14 EDT
Lawyers and campaigners have called for hundreds immigration centres detainees to be released because of fears they will contract coronavirus while locked up.
The call is outlined in a letter from 10 organisations that advocate for migrants and human rights. It says that “there is a very real risk of an uncontrolled outbreak of Covid-19 in immigration detention”…


New Yorker
Accessed 14 Mar 2020
Daily Comment
The Farce of Trusting Trump on COVID-19
As the coronavirus spreads in the U.S., Mike Pence and the Republicans continue to engage in sycophantic praise for the President.
By Amy Davidson Sorkin
March 13, 2020

Q. & A.
How Prisons and Jails Can Respond to COVID-19
By Jennifer Gonnerman
March 14, 2020


New York Times
Accessed 14 Mar 2020
Straight-Talking Fauci Explains Outbreak to a Worried Nation
If Dr. Anthony Fauci says it, you’d be smart to listen. As the coronavirus has upended daily life across the globe, Fauci has become the trusted voice in separating fact and fiction.
By The Associated Press

A Call to Arms: Under Attack, Pro-Vaccine Doctors Fight Back
Providers who defend vaccines face online death threats and negative reviews from fake patients. Now the staid medical establishment is finally speaking out.
By Jan Hoffman March 10

Tracing Trump’s Evolving Views on Vaccines
President Trump, once a fierce critic of vaccines, has become a cheerleader for them during the coronavirus outbreak. Here’s a look at his changing positions.
By The New York Times

Asia Pacific
WHO Officials Rethink Epidemic Messaging Amid Pandemic Debate
The World Health Organization is considering changing the way it classifies and describes international epidemics, amid a protracted public debate over whether to call the outbreak of the new coronavirus a pandemic.
By Reuters March 13


Washington Post
Accessed 14 Mar 2020
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