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 Jul 2021
We Could Have Changed the World
The upheaval of the pandemic was an opportunity to imagine a better society. Instead, we’re rushing back to “normal.”
By Ekemini Uwan


Accessed 17 Jul 2021
[No new, unique, relevant content]


The Economist
Accessed 17 Jul 2021
The Republican anti-vax delusion
America’s vaccination programme is stalling. Populist conservatives are to blame
United States Jul 17th 2021 edition

The next catastrophe
A wave of covid-19 is engulfing Indonesia
The government’s response is too little, too late
Jul 17th 2021 edition


Financial Times
Coronavirus pandemic
Top US health official warns of ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated’
July 17, 2021


Accessed 17 Jul 2021
[No new, unique, relevant content]


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


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


New Yorker
Accessed 17 Jul 2021
Medical Dispatch
Treating the Unvaccinated
In Utah, and across the U.S., doctors are facing a wave of preventable COVID deaths—and trying to convince the hesitant that “it doesn’t have to be this way.”
By Dhruv Khullar
July 16, 2021


New York Times
Accessed 17 Jul 2021
How Republican Vaccine Opposition Got to This Point
In recent months, Republican skepticism of Covid vaccines and their rollout has grown louder: One recent poll found that 47 percent said they weren’t likely to get vaccinated.
By Lisa Lerer July 17, 2021


Washington Post
Accessed 17 Jul 2021
France: Thousands protest against vaccination, COVID passes
· Jul 17, 2021