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 20 June 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 20 June 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 20 June 2020
Geopolitics
The new world disorder
If America pulls back from global institutions, other powers must step forward

 

Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 20 June 2020
Coronavirus treatment
Europeans discuss deal to access potential J&J coronavirus vaccine
European countries are lining up a deal to secure a possible Covid-19 vaccine from US company Johnson & Johnson, marking the latest move in an intensifying international battle to secure supplies of any coronavirus treatments that emerge.
Both the European Commission and a separate quartet of EU member states comprising Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands have held talks with J&J as the world’s largest healthcare company prepares to start clinical trials of its candidate next month, European diplomats said.
The contacts with J&J, first reported by Reuters, come after the European Commission unveiled a plan to spend billions of euros on advanced purchase deals with drugs businesses to obtain vaccine supplies for EU countries.
The growing efforts by rich nations including the US to strike such agreements has stoked fears that poorer nations will be squeezed out of access.
June 18, 2020

 

Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 20 June 2020
Jun 19, 2020
Immunity To Covid-19 Infection May Fade Quickly
A new study published in Nature Medicine indicates that immunity to infection by SARS-CoV-2 may fade quickly, at least in people with no or moderate symptoms.
By William A. Haseltine Contributor

Jun 18, 2020
Fauci Says He’ll Oppose Any Rush To Unveil Coronavirus Vaccine In Trump’s ‘Operation Warp Speed’
“There is no chance in the world I’m going to be forced into agreeing to something that I don’t think is safe and scientifically sound.”
By Jemima McEvoy Contributor

Jun 16, 2020
9 Pharmaceutical Companies Racing For A COVID-19 Vaccine
Globally, there are more than 100 vaccines under development — with nine of them in human clinical trials already, asserts equity analyst Sel Hardy, in CFRA Research’s flagship newsletter, The Outlook.
By MoneyShow Contributor

 

Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 20 June 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 20 June 2020 | [No new, unique, relevant content]
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

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

 

New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 20 June 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 20 June 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 20 June 2020
Trump pushing officials to speed up already-ambitious coronavirus vaccine timeline
Yasmeen Abutaleb, Josh Dawsey, Laurie McGinley and Carolyn Y. Johnson
Jun 17, 2020

US expects insurers to cover COVID vaccine without copays
Jun 16, 2020

Germany to take stake in company working on virus vaccine [CureVac]

Jun 15, 2020