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 5 Sep 2020
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BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 5 Sep 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 5 Sep 2020
Babbage
The fast and the spurious—the dangers of rushing a covid-19 vaccine
Sep 2nd 2020

 

Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 5 Sep 2020
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Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 5 Sep 2020
The Tragedy of Vaccine Nationalism
Only Cooperation Can End the Pandemic
By Thomas J. Bollyky and Chad P. Bown
September/October 2020

 

Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Voice
Trump’s Vaccine Can’t Be Trusted
If a vaccine comes out before the election, there are very good reasons not to take it.
Laurie Garrett
September 3, 2020,

 

The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
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New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 5 Sep 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 5 Sep 2020
Politics
Kamala Harris Says Trump Not Credible on Possible COVID-19 Vaccine
Democratic U.S. vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris said she would not take President Donald Trump’s word alone on any potential coronavirus vaccine.
By Reuters Sept. 5

Politics
Race for Coronavirus Vaccine Pits Spy Against Spy
The intelligence wars over vaccine research have intensified as China and Russia expand their efforts to steal American work at both research institutes and companies.
By Julian E. Barnes and Michael Venutolo-Mantovani Sept. 5

Europe
Sanofi France Chief: Future COVID-19 Vaccine Seen Below 10 Euros
Sanofi’s chief in France, Olivier Bogillot, said on Saturday that its future COVID-19 vaccine was likely to be priced below 10 euros per shot.
By Reuters Sept. 5

Asia Pacific
China’s CNBG, Sinovac Find More Countries to Test Coronavirus Vaccines
China National Biotec Group (CNBG) and Sinovac Biotech Ltd said on Saturday they have each found two more countries to run late-stage clinical tests of their coronavirus vaccine candidates, as China steps up its efforts in the global race.
By Reuters Sept. 5

World
UN Assembly President: ‘Inclusion Is Key’ for Virus Vaccine
The president of the U.N. General Assembly is warning that a vaccine for COVID-19 must be made available to everyone who needs it because if just one country is left out the world will still face a crisis from the coronavirus.
By The Associated Press Sept. 4

Europe
UN: No Vaccine to Be Endorsed Before It’s Safe and Effective
The head of the World Health Organization said the U.
By The Associated Press Sept. 4

Europe
WHO Chief Scientist: ‘We Should See Vaccine Rollout by Mid-2021’
The World Health Organization is hopeful that a novel coronavirus vaccine will be ready internationally by mid-2021, its chief scientist said on Friday.
By Reuters Sept. 4

Europe
WHO’s Tedros Says ‘Vaccine Nationalism’ Would Prolong Pandemic
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday that “vaccine nationalism” would only slow the effort to quash the pandemic and called for vaccines to be used fairly and effectively.
By Reuters Sept. 4

 

Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 5 Sep 2020
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