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 17 Apr 2021
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Accessed 17 Apr 2021
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The Economist
Accessed 17 Apr 2021
Politics v public health
China presses Hong Kongers to accept a Chinese vaccine
Apr 17th 2021
Many would prefer a better one, or distrust the whole process


Financial Times
Accessed 17 Apr 2021
Coronavirus pandemic
Mexicans head for US in hunt for Covid jab
Some residents are flocking north of the border to take advantage of growing vaccine supply
April 17, 2021


Accessed 17 Apr 2021
Apr 16, 2021
Uninsured Americans Are Half As Likely To Get The Covid-19 Vaccine Even Though It’s Free, New Data Shows
The federal government is providing Covid-19 vaccines free of charge to all people living in the United States, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status.
By Deb Gordon Contributor

Apr 15, 2021
EU Travel: ‘Vaccine Passports’ Can’t Be Requirement For Travel, Says EU
The EU has agreed on plans to roll out a ‘vaccine/health passport’ across Europe to restart travel, but crucially, it won’t become a mandatory requirement for traveling in the summer and beyond. U.S. travelers will be able to apply for one though.
By Alex Ledsom Senior Contributor


Foreign Affairs
Accessed 17 Apr 2021
[No new, unique, relevant content]


Foreign Policy
Accessed 17 Apr 2021
[No new, unique, relevant content]


New Yorker
Accessed 17 Apr 2021
Annals of Medicine
The Last Time a Vaccine Saved America
Sixty-six years ago, people celebrated the polio vaccine by embracing in the streets. Our vaccine story is both more extraordinary and more complicated.
By Howard Markel
April 12, 2021


New York Times
Accessed 17 Apr 2021
Ontario, hit with a virus surge, gives police sweeping new powers.
Canada has inched ahead of the United States in new daily coronavirus cases per capita, and officials warned that worse is to come.
By Ian Austen

In a bid to curb the virus, Zimbabwe releases hundreds of prisoners.
At least 320 prisoners were released on Saturday in an effort to ease congestion in the country’s notoriously crowded jails.
By Jeffrey Moyo and Christina Goldbaum

Booster shots and re-vaccinations could be needed. Drug companies are planning for it.
Pfizer’s chief executive said a third dose of the company’s Covid-19 vaccine was “likely” to be needed within a year of the initial two-dose inoculation, followed by annual vaccinations.
By Remy Tumin April 16

C.D.C. Panel Keeps Pause on Use of J&J Vaccine, Citing Need to Assess Potential Risks
An advisory committee debated the very few cases of a rare blood disorder and worried about the suspension’s effect on global needs for a one-shot, easy-to-ship vaccine.
By Denise Grady and Carl Zimmer
April 15, 2021, Page A6


Washington Post
Accessed 17 Apr 2021
Alaska to offer tourists COVID-19 vaccines starting June 1
Apr 16, 2021

American, Georgetown universities join growing list of campuses to require coronavirus vaccines
Lauren Lumpkin · Education · Apr 16, 2021

Africa CDC urges India to lift COVID vaccine export limits
· Apr 15, 2021

Brazil battles coronavirus with a Chinese vaccine even the Chinese concede could be better
Heloísa Traiano and Terrence McCoy · Americas · Apr 15, 2021