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
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/
Accessed 15 May 2021
Health
No One Actually Knows If You’re Vaccinated
Vaccination requirements in stores, offices, and schools can offer peace of mind. But they’re rarely going to prove anything.
Ian Bogost
May 14, 2021

 

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 15 May 2021
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The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 15 May 2021
May 15th 2021
Ten million reasons to vaccinate the world

Next in line
A worrying new wave of covid-19 is hitting South-East Asia
Cases are rising across a region that had been relatively unscathed
Less than one dose for every 100 of the world’s people has been given away
May 15th 2021 edition

 

Financial Times
https://www.ft.com/
Accessed 15 May 2021
Covid-19 vaccines
J&J pushes Latin America to take unfrozen vaccines in Covax talks
May 14, 2021
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Covid-19 vaccines
Cuba deploys homegrown Covid jabs before regulators give go-ahead
May 13, 2021
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The Big Read
India’s Covid-19 crisis diminishes Narendra Modi
May 13, 2021

FT Magazine Gillian Tett
Radical transparency will help vaccinate the world
May 12, 2021
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Pedro Sánchez
Intellectual property must not be an obstacle to fair vaccine supply
May 12, 2021
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Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 15 May 2021
May 14, 2021
Fake Vaccine Cards On The Rise: CVS Employee Arrested For Stealing Them
A CVS employee in Long Island, New York, was arrested this week for stealing Covid-19 vaccination cards to distribute, Nassau County Police said Thursday.

Editors’ Pick  |  
May 14, 2021
WHO Chief Implores Rich Nations—Like The U.S.— To Not Vaccinate Children And Teens Against Covid And Donate Doses For Poorer Countries
It is a “moral catastrophe” that a handful of rich countries dominate global vaccine supplies, he said.
By Robert Hart Forbes Staff

 

Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 15 May 2021
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Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 15 May 2021
Voice
Industrial Policy Saved Europe’s Vaccine Drive
The EU got its act together not by banning exports but through classic cooperation with industry.
By Caroline de Gruyter, a Europe correspondent for the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad and a columnist at Foreign Policy.

 

New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 15 May 2021
Medical Dispatch
India’s Crisis Marks a New Phase in the Pandemic
In countries where the storm is lifting, it’s time to turn outward and help the rest of the world.
By Dhruv Khullar
May 13, 2021

Dispatch
India’s Epidemic of False COVID-19 Information
As patients and families frantically seek treatment, elected officials—and some physicians—have fuelled denialism and specious talk of miracle cures.
By Rahul Bhatia
May 10, 2021

 

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 15 May 2021
U.S.
Mask? No Mask? New Rules Leave Americans Recalibrating, Hour by Hour
The C.D.C. said fully vaccinated people could safely go most places without a mask. Not everyone was sure, or ready.
By Mitch Smith
PRINT EDITION May 16, 2021

World
Greece opens its doors to international tourists.
Greek television showed islanders on Mykonos, one of the country’s most popular summer destinations, painting cobblestone streets with whitewash in anticipation.
By Niki Kitsantonis May 16, 2021

The Upshot
723 Epidemiologists on When and How the U.S. Can Fully Return to Normal
Government mandates are lifting, but these experts say the pandemic won’t really end nationally until more people, including children, are vaccinated.
By Claire Cain Miller, Kevin Quealy and Margot Sanger-Katz May 16, 2021

 

Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 15 May 2021
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