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 19 Sep 2020
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Accessed 19 Sep 2020
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The Economist
Accessed 19 Sep 2020
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Accessed 19 Sep 2020
Sep 18, 2020
Why We Can’t Rely On Natural Immunity To Protect Us From Covid-19
A new study, compounded with recent reports of reinfection, shows why building immunity to Covid-19 is trickier than we’d like to believe.
By William A. Haseltine Contributor

Sep 17, 2020
Trump Says His Only Failure In ‘Phenomenal’ Coronavirus Response Was ‘Public Relations’
The president has argued people should trust a vaccine ‘because of the great job we’ve done,’ but polls show the majority of Americans disagree.
By Andrew Solender Forbes Staff

Sep 17, 2020
Nearly Half Of All Americans, Including Most Republicans, Say They Would Not Get Covid-19 Vaccine
56% of Republicans said definitely or probably would not get vaccinated.
By Tommy Beer Forbes Staff


Foreign Affairs
Accessed 19 Sep 2020
September 16, 2020
America Needs to Lock Down Again
To get the novel coronavirus under control, the United States must impose stringent lockdowns across the country for roughly two months.
Michael T. Osterholm and Mark Olshaker


Foreign Policy
Accessed 19 Sep 2020
The World Is Winning—and Losing—the Vaccine Race
Immunization to COVID-19 is supposed to solve our problems—but it’s starting to trigger even bigger ones.
By Adam Tooze
September 19, 2020, 6:00 AM


The Guardian
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New Yorker
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New York Times
Accessed 19 Sep 2020
AstraZeneca, Under Fire for Vaccine Safety, Releases Trial Blueprints
Experts are concerned that the company has not been more forthcoming about two participants who became seriously ill after getting its experimental vaccine.
By Denise Grady, Katherine J. Wu and Sharon LaFraniere
PRINT EDITIONSeptember 21, 2020

In ‘Power Grab,’ Health Secretary Azar Asserts Authority Over F.D.A.
Experts said the memo would make it more difficult for the F.D.A. to issue new rules, but it’s unclear how it would affect the vetting of coronavirus vaccines.
By Sheila Kaplan

C.D.C. Testing Guidance Was Published Against Scientists’ Objections
A controversial guideline saying people without Covid-19 symptoms didn’t need to get tested for the virus came from H.H.S. officials and skipped the C.D.C.’s scientific review process.
By Apoorva Mandavilli
Sept. 17


Washington Post
Accessed 19 Sep 2020
Democrats face quandary on vaccine support as election nears
Sep 19, 2020

China and Russia are ahead in the global coronavirus vaccine race, bending long-standing rules
Eva Dou and Isabelle Khurshudyan · Sep 18, 2020

Vaccine companies reveal their study designs, even as Trump sows confusion
Carolyn Y. Johnson · Health · Sep 17, 2020