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 6 Feb 2021
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BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 6 Feb 2021
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 6 Feb 2021
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Financial Times
https://www.ft.com/
Accessed 6 Feb 2021
Covid-19 vaccines
Oxford/AstraZeneca jab fails to prevent mild and moderate Covid from S African strain, study shows
Impact on hospitalisations and deaths caused by variant not yet determined, according to preliminary findings
February 6, 2021
The Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine does not appear to offer protection against mild and moderate disease caused by the viral variant first identified in South Africa, according to a study due to be published on Monday. Although none of the more than 2,000 mainly healthy and young patients in the study died or was hospitalised, the findings, which have not yet been peer reviewed, could complicate the race to roll out vaccines as new strains emerge. In both the human trials and tests on the blood of those vaccinated, the jab showed significantly reduced efficacy against the 501Y.V2 viral variant, which is dominant in South Africa, according to the randomised, double-blind study seen by the Financial Times…

Coronavirus Business Update
Global vaccinations surpass new infections
February 3, 2021

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Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 6 Feb 2021
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 6 Feb 2021
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 6 Feb 2021
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 6 Feb 2021
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 6 Feb 2021
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 6 Feb 2021
U.S.
A New Front in the Anti-Vaccine Fight Emerges in California
For months, far-right activists have rallied against masks and lockdowns imposed during the coronavirus pandemic. Now some protesters have shifted their focus to the Covid-19 vaccine.
By Manny Fernandez 6 Feb 2021

Real Estate
Can My Building Mandate Vaccinations for Workers and Staff?
There will be plenty of legal hurdles, but some buildings are beginning to think about a future when mandatory vaccines are possible.
By Ronda Kaysen 6 Feb 2021

Technology
Russian Campaign Promotes Homegrown Vaccine and Undercuts Rivals
Russian news outlets with connections to the Kremlin ran disingenuous Spanish-language stories targeting vaccines made in the United States and Europe, researchers said.
By Sheera Frenkel, Maria Abi-Habib and Julian E. Barnes Feb. 5

Middle East
Israel’s Vaccination Results Point a Way Out of Virus Pandemic
Covid cases fell dramatically and quickly among people who were vaccinated, Israeli studies found. It’s the strongest evidence yet that a robust vaccination program can tame the pandemic.
By Isabel Kershner and Carl Zimmer 5 Feb 2021

 

Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 6 Feb 2021
With Carnival scrapped, Rio’s Sambadrome hosts vaccinations
· Feb 6, 2021