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 23 Jan 2021
Health
Why Kids Might Be Key to Reaching Herd Immunity
Children rarely get very ill from COVID-19. But there’s another reason to vaccinate them.
Sarah Zhang
January 21, 2021

 

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 23 Jan 2021
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 23 Jan 2021
A call for arms
Asian governments are needlessly hampering vaccination drives
Nationalism and geopolitics, among other things, are slowing inoculations
Jan 23rd 2021 edition

 

Financial Times
https://www.ft.com/
Accessed 23 Jan 2021
Coronavirus treatment
Italy’s Conte threatens to sue vaccine makers over delayed doses
January 23, 2021
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News in-depth North Korea
Kim Jong Un faces Covid dilemma of isolation or vaccination
International health experts ready to deploy jabs in North Korea — if they are allowed in
January 23, 2021

…North Korea has signalled its interest in participating in the Covax programme, which is seeking to ensure equitable vaccine access around the world, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 23 Jan 2021
10 hours ago
Trump’s Top Health Officials –Fauci, Birx, Redfield – Now Unload Frustrations With Ex-President
Dr. Anthony Fauci said he was ‘blocked’ from going on Maddow, and Dr. Deborah Birx revealed she ‘always’ considered quitting.
By Andrew Solender Forbes Staff

Jan 22, 2021
United Airlines Wants To Make Vaccines Mandatory For Workers
“I think the right thing to do is for United Airlines, and for other companies, to require the vaccines and to make them mandatory,” CEO Scott Kirby said.
By Rachel Sandler Forbes Staff

Jan 22, 2021
Fauci: Trump’s Covid-19 Response ‘Very Likely Did’ Cost Lives
Unlike Trump, Biden plans to “let the science speak,” Fauci said.
By Alison Durkee Forbes Staff

Jan 21, 2021
Fauci Praises World Health Organization’s Pandemic Leadership, Says U.S. Will Rejoin
The decision is a departure from the Trump Administration’s efforts to leave the organization for being too “China-centric.”
By Robert Hart Forbes Staff

 

Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 23 Jan 2021
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 23 Jan 2021
Argument
India’s Vaccine Diplomacy
The world’s pharmacy is looking to inoculations to build friendly ties around the world—and compete with China.
By Harsh V. Pant, Aarshi Tirkey
| January 22, 2021, 3:39 PM

 

The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 23 Jan 2021
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 23 Jan 2021
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 23 Jan 2021
Business
If Poor Countries Go Unvaccinated, a Study Says, Rich Ones Will Pay
Commissioned by the International Chamber of Commerce, the study concludes that equitable distribution of vaccines is in every country’s economic interest, especially those that depend most on trade. It amounts to a rebuke to the popular notion that sharing vaccines with poor countries is merely a form of charity.
By Peter S. Goodman Jan. 23, 2021

Health
In Crises, Vaccines Can Be Stretched, but Not Easily
Shortages of shots for yellow fever, polio and other diseases have led to innovative solutions even in very poor countries.
By Donald G. McNeil Jr. Jan. 22

Health
Pfizer Will Ship Fewer Vaccine Vials to Account for ‘Extra’ Doses
After the surprise discovery of an extra dose in every vial, Pfizer executives successfully lobbied the F.D.A. to change the vaccine’s formal authorization language. The company charges by the dose.
By Noah Weiland, Katie Thomas and Sharon LaFraniere Jan. 22

Health
Biden Inherits a Vaccine Supply Unlikely to Grow Before April
But with 200 million doses pledged for the first quarter of the year, some experts say President Biden’s plan for 100 million shots in 100 days is far too modest.
By Sharon LaFraniere and Noah Weiland

 

Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 23 Jan 2021
Elderly begin to drop out of Novavax vaccine trial to get Pfizer and Moderna shots
Christopher Rowland · Business · Jan 19, 2021

Ontario asks Biden for a million vaccines amid shortage
Jan 19, 2021