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 sheer volume of vaccine and pandemic-related coverage is extraordinary. We will strive to present the most substantive analysis and commentary we encounter.


The Atlantic
Accessed 3 Apr 2021
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Accessed 3 Apr 2021
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The Economist
Accessed 3 Apr 2021
Why the EU’s covid-19 vaccination programme went wrong
The commission should have done much better


Financial Times
Accessed 3 Apr 2021
The Big Read
Brazil’s coronavirus nightmare: ‘Bolsonaro is more isolated than ever’
April 3, 2021
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Lunch with the FT
UK vaccine supremo Kate Bingham: ‘The bickering needs to stop’
…“You need to be sure that the vaccines are safe and that if you take the vaccine, you will get protected….
April 3, 2021

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Coronavirus latest: Pfizer trial points to vaccine effectiveness against South Africa variant
Italy to make vaccines mandatory for healthcare workers
April 1, 2021


Accessed 3 Apr 2021
Apr 2, 2021
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Bans Vaccine Passports Amid GOP Pushback
Some businesses are already requiring vaccine proof.
By Nicholas Reimann Forbes Staff

Apr 1, 2021
WHO Calls Out Europe For ‘Unacceptably Slow’ Vaccine Rollout, Warns It Will Prolong Pandemic
The global body noted that more than 1.6 million people have contracted Covid-19 in Europe in the past week and the numbers are continuing to rise.
By Siladitya Ray Forbes Staff

Mar 31, 2021
How Counterfeit Covid-19 Vaccines And Vaccination Cards Endanger Us All
As much as 10% of medicines are thought to be counterfeit. The growing trade in falsified and substandard drugs is worsening and endangers us in surprising ways.
By Judy Stone Senior Contributor

Mar 31, 2021
‘World’s First’ Animal Covid-19 Vaccine Registered In Russia – Here’s What That Means
Millions of mink were culled due to widespread outbreaks of Covid-19, sparking fears for the future of the fur industry.
By Robert Hart Forbes Staff


Foreign Affairs
Accessed 3 Apr 2021
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Foreign Policy
Accessed 3 Apr 2021
Latin America’s COVID-19 Fiasco Is Also a Crisis of Regional Integration
A spat at Mercosur’s 30th birthday marked a low point for regional cooperation.
By Catherine Osborn | April 2, 2021, 8:00 AM


Russia and China Are Exploiting Europe’s Vaccine Shortfalls
Slovakia’s prime minister has resigned over a secret delivery of Moscow’s Sputnik V as Brussels struggles to keep the EU united.
By Tim Gosling | March 31, 2021, 10:30 AM


New Yorker
Accessed 3 Apr 2021
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New York Times
Accessed 3 Apr 2021
Kenya, expressing concern about counterfeit vaccines, blocks private imports of doses.
The move comes after private health facilities started administering Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, charging up to $70 for a shot.
By Abdi Latif Dahir

Argentina’s President Tests Positive for Coronavirus Despite Vaccination
Alberto Fernández, who received early results on his 62nd birthday, was confirmed to have the virus in a later PCR test. His symptoms were said to be mild.
By Daniel Politi

Florida’s governor bans agencies and businesses from requiring ‘vaccine passports.’
The Biden administration has made clear that it will neither issue nor require so-called vaccine passports, but Republicans have seized on the issue as an example of government overreach.
By Patricia Mazzei, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Eileen Sullivan and Isabella Grullón Paz

Can Vaccinated People Spread the Virus? We Don’t Know, Scientists Say.
Researchers pushed back after the C.D.C. director asserted that vaccinated people “do not carry the virus.”
By Apoorva Mandavilli
PRINT EDITION April 3, 2021


Washington Post
Accessed 3 Apr 2021
Vaccine passport efforts draw opposition from GOP lawmakers
Apr 3, 2021

Africa CDC says India vaccine woes could be ‘catastrophic’
Apr 1, 2021