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 14 Nov 2020
For a Vaccine to Save Lives, Society Has to Make Some Decisions
In distributing a coronavirus vaccine, the U.S. needs to learn from past mistakes.
6:00 AM ET
Thomas J. Bollyky, Director of the Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations


Accessed 14 Nov 2020
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The Economist
Accessed 14 Nov 2020
Leaders Nov 14th 2020 edition
Suddenly, hope…The promise of the new covid-19 vaccine is immense
But don’t underestimate the challenge of getting people vaccinated


Financial Times
Accessed 14 Nov 2020
US politics & policy
US vaccine tsar calls on White House to allow contact with Biden
November 13, 2020


Accessed 14 Nov 2020
Breaking  |
5 hours ago
Here’s Why Trump And Cuomo Are Feuding Over A Coronavirus Vaccine
Trump threatened to withhold a vaccine from New York after Cuomo repeatedly declared Trump’s distribution plan and safety measures inadequate.
By Andrew Solender Forbes Staff


Foreign Affairs
Accessed 14 Nov 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]


Foreign Policy
Accessed 14 Nov 2020
Vaccine Inequality Fuels Suspicion and Division
The world can’t repeat the mistakes of polio, tuberculosis, and measles.
Argument | Oussama Mezoui November 12, 2020, 12:52 PM


Kremlin Spin Doctors are Leading Russia’s Vaccine Development
With Sputnik V, the country is conflating good headlines with good health.
Argument | Chris Miller November 12, 2020, 12:23 PM


As Vaccine Hopes Grow, Poorer Countries Are Last in Line
A vaccine candidate closely linked with Operation Warp Speed is expected to produce preliminary results similar to the blockbuster Pfizer findings.
Morning Brief | Colm Quinn November 12, 2020, 5:10 AM


The Guardian
Accessed 14 Nov 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]


New Yorker
Accessed 14 Nov 2020
Politics and More Podcast
A Nobel Laureate on the Politics of Fighting the Coronavirus
Dr. Harold E. Varmus, a former director of the National Institutes of Health and winner of a Nobel Prize in Medicine, on combating COVID-19 during the Biden Administration.
By Dorothy Wickenden November 12, 2020


New York Times
Accessed 14 Nov 2020
Sunday Review
This Coronavirus Surge Does Not Have to Be So Horrific
America is entering a difficult period. But the outcome is not foregone.
By The Editorial Board

Missing From State Plans to Distribute the Coronavirus Vaccine: Money to Do It
The government has sent billions to drug companies to develop a coronavirus shot but a tiny fraction of that to localities for training, record-keeping and other costs for vaccinating citizens.
By Abby Goodnough and Sheila Kaplan

As the Pandemic Surges, C.D.C. Issues Increasingly Assertive Advice
Agency scientists often contradict the Trump administration now, but critics urge a more public stance.
By Apoorva Mandavilli


Washington Post
World · Nov 12, 2020
Vaccines have never been distributed equally. A coronavirus vaccine would be no different, history suggests
Ruby Mellen ·