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 2 May 2020
Coronavirus: COVID-19
I Have Seen the Future—And It’s Not the Life We Knew
Cities around the world might slowly be coming back to life, but there’s no going back to “normal.”
Uri Friedman May 1, 2020


Accessed 2 May 2020
Coronavirus: Cyber-spies seek coronavirus vaccine secrets
By Gordon Corera Security correspondent
The US has seen foreign spy agencies carry out reconnaissance of research into a coronavirus vaccine, a senior US intelligence official has told the BBC.
Bill Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, said the US government had warned medical research organisations of the risks.
But he would not say whether there had been confirmed cases of stolen data.
UK security sources says they have also seen similar activity…


The Economist
Accessed 2 May 2020
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Financial Times
Accessed 2 May 2020
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May 1, 2020
For Retail To Survive COVID-19 We Must All Face The Biggest Taboo Of The 21st Century
One consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic is that death is conveyed into our homes on a daily basis.
By Andrew Busby Contributor

Apr 30, 2020
Lessons From Ebola: It’s Not Enough To Fight One Disease Outbreak – You Have To Build Systems That Can Prevent The Next Ones
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unparalleled example of systems failure, with adverse impacts on education, health and economic opportunity.
By Raj Panjabi Contributor


Foreign Affairs
Accessed 2 May 2020
Snapshot April 30, 2020
Finding a Vaccine Is Only the First Step
No One Will Be Safe Until the Whole World Is Safe
As scientists race to develop a coronavirus vaccine, the international community must remember that the ultimate goal is not only to produce an effective inoculation but…
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala


Foreign Policy
Accessed 2 May 2020 |
Why Herd Immunity Won’t Save India From COVID-19
By Devi Sridhar, Genevie Fernandes
| May 2, 2020, 2:00 AM
Rather than relying on mass infection to build resistance to the coronavirus, the country needs a long-term, data-driven, decentralized approach.


The Guardian
Accessed 2 May 2020
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New Yorker
Accessed 2 May 2020
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New York Times
Accessed 2 May 2020
Anti-Vaccination Activists Are Growing Force at Virus Protests
Public health experts fear that their messaging could further harm the country’s response to the pandemic.
By Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs

She Predicted the Coronavirus. What Does She Foresee Next?
Laurie Garrett, the prophet of this pandemic, expects years of death and “collective rage.”
By Frank Bruni
Opinion Columnist
May 2, 2020,

Profits and Pride at Stake, the Race for a Vaccine Intensifies
Governments, companies and academic labs are accelerating their efforts amid geopolitical crosscurrents, questions about safety and the challenges of producing enough doses for billions of people.
By David E. Sanger, David D. Kirkpatrick, Carl Zimmer, Katie Thomas and Sui-Lee Wee

WH Blocking Fauci Testimony to House Panel, Spokesman Says
A spokesman for a key House panel said Friday that the White House has blocked Dr. Anthony Fauci from testifying next week at a hearing on the coronavirus outbreak.
By The Associated Press


Washington Post
Accessed 2 May 2020
Inside the extraordinary race to invent a coronavirus vaccine
Carolyn Y. Johnson · Science · May 2, 2020

The last time the government sought a ‘warp speed’ vaccine, it was a fiasco
Michael S. Rosenwald · Retropolis · May 1, 2020

UN: New polio outbreak in Niger after vaccination suspended
Apr 29, 2020