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 1 Aug 2020
Ideas
When a Vaccine Arrives, People Will Ignore the Anti-Vaxxers
Even if some Americans opt out, the country will still reach herd immunity against COVID-19.
July 31, 2020

 

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 1 Aug 2020
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The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 1 Aug 2020
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Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 1 Aug 2020
Global Insight
A coronavirus vaccine could split America
In the battle between public science and anti-vaxxer sentiment, science is heavily outgunned
Edward Luce July 30 2020

Pfizer chief says Trump price threats distract from vaccine progress
July 28, 2020

 

Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 1 Aug 2020
Aug 1, 2020
Trust Is The Vaccine Infrastructure We Need
The promise of a vaccine is the failsafe for millions of Americans nostalgic for normalcy but will communities trust us enough to take it?
By Lisa Fitzpatrick Contributor

Jul 31, 2020
Scientists Sequence DNA From Civil War Era Smallpox Vaccines
DNA sequenced from 150-year-old smallpox vaccination kits sheds some light on the evolutionary history of the viral strains used in smallpox vaccines.
By Kiona N. Smith Contributor

Jul 31, 2020
CDC Director: White House Stripped Agency Of Covid-19 Data With No Warning
The CDC director says he wasn’t told hospitals must now report directly toTrump administration until the decision was made.
By Jemima McEvoy Contributor

Jul 30, 2020
FDA Chief: We’ll Consider Emergency Use Authorization For Covid-19 Vaccines
The head of the U. S Food and Drug Administration said he would consider an “emergency use authorization” to expedite getting a vaccine against the Coronavirus strain Covid-19 to Americans.
By Bruce Japsen Senior Contributor

 

Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 1 Aug 2020
Essay July 27, 2020
The Tragedy of Vaccine Nationalism
Global cooperation on vaccine allocation would be the most efficient way to disrupt the spread of the virus
Thomas J. Bollyky and Chad P. Bown

 

Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 1 Aug 2020 |
Document of The Week: Global Plan for Sharing Vaccines [COVAX]
An alliance of international health organizations are competing with the United States and other rich countries in an effort to secure vaccines for the world’s neediest.
Colum Lynch

 

The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
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New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 1 Aug 2020
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New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 1 Aug 2020
Asia Pacific
Indian Billionaires Bet Big on Head Start in Coronavirus Vaccine Race
The world’s largest vaccine producer, the Serum Institute, announced a plan to make hundreds of millions of doses of an unproven inoculation. It’s a gamble with a huge upside. And huge risks.
By Jeffrey Gettleman
PRINT EDITION August 2, 2020

Europe
Russia Preparing Mass Vaccination Against Coronavirus for October
Russia’s health minister is preparing a mass vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus for October, local news agencies reported on Saturday, after a vaccine completed clinical trials.
By Reuters Aug. 1

Europe
Sanofi, Glaxo Advance Talks to Supply Up to 300 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Europe: Companies
Sanofi SA and GlaxoSmithKline Plc on Friday said they are in advanced discussions with the European Commission to supply up to 300 million doses of the drugmakers’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine.
By Reuters July 31

Asia Pacific
Impact of Coronavirus Will Be Felt for Decades to Come, WHO Says
The global coronavirus outbreak is the sort of disaster whose effects will last far into the future, World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday.
By Reuters July 31

U.S.
Trump Planning for U.S. Rollout of Coronavirus Vaccine Falling Short, Officials Warn
As scientists and pharmaceutical companies work at breakneck speed to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, public health officials and senior U.S. lawmakers are sounding alarms about the Trump administration’s lack of planning for its nationwide distribution.
By Reuters July 31

Europe
Large U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Will Exclude Pregnant Women for Now
The first two COVID-19 vaccines to enter large-scale U.S. trials will not be tested in pregnant women this year, raising questions about how this vulnerable population will be protected from the coronavirus, researchers told Reuters.
By Reuters July 31

Europe
Pfizer, BioNTech to Supply 120 Million Doses of Coronavirus Vaccine to Japan
Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE have agreed to supply Japan with 120 million doses of their experimental coronavirus vaccine in the first half of 2021, the companies said on Friday.
By Reuters July 31

 

Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 1 Aug 2020
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