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

 

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 27 June 2020
Health
Coronavirus: Human trial of new vaccine begins in UK
24 June 2020

 

The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 27 June 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 27 June 2020
Analysis UK politics & policy
Coronavirus: the global race for a vaccine | FT Interview
June 25, 2020

 

Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 27 June 2020
Jun 26, 2020
Frustrated Fauci? How America Lost The First Wave Of The Pandemic
On Friday afternoon, amidst a soaring number of Coivid-19 cases across the country, Dr. Fauci seemed frustrated. Which begs the question: is America is losing ground in the fight against the pandemic?
By Seth Cohen Contributor

Jun 26, 2020
How Does Moderna’s Covid Vaccine Timing Compare With JNJ And Pfizer?
Moderna is seen as the front-runner in the race to develop a Covid-19 vaccine. The clinical-stage biotech company has phase 2 trials underway for its vaccine candidate mRNA-1273 and is expected to commence phase 3 trials in July, in collaboration with the U.S. National Institutes of Health…
By Trefis Team Contributor

 

Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 27 June 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 27 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 27 June 2020
Letter from the U.K.
The Lancet Editor’s Wild Ride Through the Coronavirus Pandemic
How Richard Horton balances science and politics.
By Sam Knight 27 June 2020

 

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 27 June 2020
U.S.
Global COVID-19 Fundraising Meeting Raises $6.9 Billion, Leaders Want Vaccine for All
A global fundraising meeting on Saturday raised 6.15 billion euros ($6.9 billion) from the United States, the European Commission and numerous countries to fight COVID-19, with many participants stressing that an eventual vaccine should be available to anyone who needs it.
By Reuters
By Reuters 27 June 2020

Americas
Brazil Signs Agreement to Produce AstraZeneca’s Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine
Brazil announced on Saturday that it had signed a $127 million agreement to start producing locally an experimental vaccine developed by AstraZeneca that has shown promise to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Reuters

U.S.
Vaxart Says Potential COVID-19 Vaccine Picked for ‘Operation Warp Speed’
Vaxart Inc said on Friday it would test its experimental oral COVID-19 vaccine on monkeys infected with the new coronavirus in a study funded by the Trump administration’s vaccine-acceleration program called “Operation Warp Speed”.
By Reuters 26 June 2020

Africa
Africa Urges No ‘Obstacles’ to a COVID-19 Vaccine for All
Governments around the world should “remove all obstacles” to swift and equitable distribution of any successful COVID-19 vaccine, including by making all intellectual property and technologies immediately available, African countries said Thursday.
By The Associated Press 25 June 2020

Asia Pacific
Vaccine Against COVID-19 Not Certain, Maybe in a Year: WHO
It is not certain that scientists will be able to create an effective vaccine against the coronavirus that has caused the COVID-19 pandemic, but it could take a year before one were to be invented, the head of the World Health Organisation said.
By Reuters 25 June 2020

Europe
Germany Increases Donation to WHO but Demands Reforms
Germany on Thursday announced that it is giving half a billion euros to support the World Health Organization amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but said reforms are necessary to make the agency more transparent and accountable.
By The Associated Press 25 June 2020

 

Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 27 June 2020
Siddhartha Mukherjee says having a coronavirus vaccine by winter is an ‘ambitious goal’
Washington Post Live · Jun 24, 2020