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 31 Oct 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 31 Oct 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 31 Oct 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Financial Times
https://www.ft.com/
Accessed 31 Oct 2020
Moderna rakes in over $1bn in deposits for potential Covid vaccine
…Moderna has received more than $1bn in deposits from governments for its potential Covid-19 vaccine, highlighting how the pandemic has transformed the fortunes of the lossmaking US biotech.
October 29, 2020

 

Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 31 Oct 2020
Oct 30, 2020
Report Details ‘Shocking’ Outbreaks Of Mumps, Influenza, And Chickenpox In ICE Detention Centers
Rare infections are spreading in ICE centers that have crowded conditions and poor access to healthcare.
By Robert Hart Forbes Staff

Oct 29, 2020
The FDA Will Not Inspect Vaccine Production Plants
Approval of a vaccine by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) typically requires inspection of the vaccine’s manufacturing plants. In a Covid-19 world, this will not be the case. Covid-19 vaccine candidates will get a pass on FDA plant inspections, according to Bloomberg.
By William A. Haseltine Contributor

Oct 29, 2020
Fauci Endorses National Mask Mandate But Concedes It’s Unlikely Under Trump
The nation’s top infectious disease official says he hasn’t spoken about the outbreak with President Trump in ‘quite a while.’
By Andrew Solender Forbes Staff

 

Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 31 Oct 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 31 Oct 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 31 Oct 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 31 Oct 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 31 Oct 2020
Asia Pacific
U.S. Says Virus Can’t Be Controlled. China Aims to Prove It Wrong.
China’s approach to keep Covid-19 at bay has helped restore confidence and allowed businesses to reopen. But it is a strategy steeped in authoritarianism.
By Javier C. Hernández Oct. 30

 

Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 31 Oct 2020
States say they lack federal funds to distribute coronavirus vaccine as CDC tells them to be ready
Lena H. Sun · Health · Oct 30, 2020