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 5 Jun 2021
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Accessed 5 Jun 2021
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The Economist
Accessed 5 Jun 2021
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Financial Times
Accessed 5 Jun 2021
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Accessed 5 Jun 2021
Jun 5, 2021, 2021
Royal Caribbean Won’t Require Covid-19 Vaccination To Ride U.S. Cruises
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed a law that could charge cruise ship operators $5,000 every time they require a person to provide proof of vaccination to board a cruise ship.
By Bruce Y. Lee Senior Contributor

Covid Is Still Surging In These Countries Amid Uneven Vaccine Rollout
Covid cases have tripled in Argentina and octupled in Malaysia over the last two months.
By Joe Walsh Forbes Staff


Foreign Affairs
Accessed 5 Jun 2021
Snapshot June 4, 2021
COVID’s Haves and Have-Nots
Vaccinating the world will be arduous and expensive, but there is no time to waste.
Rajiv J. Shah


Foreign Policy
Accessed 5 Jun 2021[No new, unique, relevant content]


New Yorker
Accessed 5 Jun 2021
Annals of Technology
The Peril of Not Vaccinating the World
Absent a concerted global commitment to vaccine equity, the virus will continue to evolve, and humanity may be consigned to a never-ending pandemic.
By Sue Halpern
June 3, 2021


New York Times
Accessed 5 Jun 2021
The coronavirus surges across Africa as vaccine programs flounder.
The W.H.O. said that test positivity had risen in 14 countries on the African continent over the last seven days, and that eight had reported surges of over 30 percent in new cases.
By Abdi Latif Dahir

India’s top court criticizes Narendra Modi’s government for a sluggish vaccination program.
By Suhasini Raj and Mujib Mashal


Washington Post
Accessed 5 Jun 2021
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