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 28 Mar 2020
Ideas
Stretching the International Order to Its Breaking Point
The greatest error that geopolitical analysts can make may be believing that the crisis will be over in three to four months.
April 4, 2020
Thomas Wright, Senior fellow at the Brookings Institution
At this stage in the COVID-19 pandemic, uncertainty prevails. The greatest error that geopolitical analysts can make may be believing that the crisis will be over in three to four months, as the world’s leaders have been implying. As documented in The Atlantic and elsewhere, public-health experts make a compelling case that COVID-19 could be with us in one way or another until a vaccine comes on the market or herd immunity is achieved—either of which could take 12 to 18 months, unless we get lucky with a cure or an effective treatment before then. A long crisis, which is more likely than not, could stretch the international order to its breaking point. Even after a vaccine is available, life will not go back to normal. COVID-19 was not a black swan and will not be the last pandemic. A nervous world will be permanently changed.
COVID-19 is the fourth major geopolitical shock in as many decades. In each of the previous three, analysts and leaders grossly underestimated the long-term impact on their society and on world politics….

 

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
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The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 28 Mar 2020
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Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 28 Mar 2020
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Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
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Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 28 Mar 2020
Domestic Politics   Apr 4, 2020
“America First” Is a Dangerous Fantasy in a Pandemic
Trump’s “America First” approach to coronavirus overlooks the fact that failing to defeat the pandemic abroad undermines our ability to get it under control—and…
Philip H. Gordon

Africa   Mar 31, 2020
When the Pandemic Hits the Most Vulnerable
If nothing changes, the prospect of millions of deaths is far from unrealistic.
Robert Malley and Richard Malley

 

Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 28 Mar 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 28 Mar 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 28 Mar 2020
A Critic at Large
Pandemics and the Shape of Human History
By Elizabeth Kolbert

 

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 28 Mar 2020
U.S.
Exclusive: Pressed by Trump, U.S. Pushed Unproven Coronavirus Treatment Guidance
In mid-March, President Donald Trump personally pressed federal health officials to make malaria drugs available to treat the novel coronavirus, though they had been untested for COVID-19, two sources told Reuters.
4/4/2020 By Reuters

U.S.
Ex-NYU Hospital Employee Who Refused Flu Vaccine Sues Over His Firing
By Jonathan Stempel
By Reuters April 3

 

Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 28 Mar 2020
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