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 24 Jul 2021
Vaccinated America Has Had Enough
In the United States, this pandemic could be almost over by now. The reasons it’s still going are pretty clear.
By David Frum


Accessed 24 Jul 2021
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The Economist
Accessed 24 Jul 2021
Australia’s covid-19 strategy is being tested
The Delta variant combined with a low vaccination rate is causing trouble
July 24, 2021

No vaccine? No problem
Kazakhstan is awash in fake vaccination passports
Corruption helps spread covid-19
July 24, 2021
PEOPLE TEND to join dating apps to find love. But social-media users in Kazakhstan swipe right for less romantic services. On an array of platforms hustlers now do a roaring trade in fake vaccination documents.
“Vaccination passport without the vaccination” is how one account offers to register you in Kazakhstan’s e-government system…


Financial Times
Covid-19 vaccines
AstraZeneca admits ‘complicated’ Thai vaccine production launch
July 24, 2021

Coronavirus latest
Tennessee to restart vaccine outreach to teens following backlash
July 24, 2021

Coronavirus latest:
Iranian supreme leader receives second dose of domestically made vaccine
July 23, 2021


Accessed 24 Jul 2021
Jul 23, 2021
‘They’ve Seen The Lord’: Biden Praises GOP Governors For ‘Altar Call’ On Vaccines
By Andrew Solender Forbes Staff


Foreign Affairs
Accessed 24 Jul 2021
[No new, unique, relevant content]


Foreign Policy
Accessed 24 Jul 2021
Vaccines Are Japan’s New Tool to Counter China
Despite its worsening pandemic, Tokyo’s vaccine diplomacy has gained traction.
Argument | Samuel Ramani July 23, 2021, 2:43 PM


New Yorker
Accessed 24 Jul 2021
Letter from Biden’s Washington
Suddenly, (Some) Republicans Are All In on the Vaccine
The new G.O.P. politics of the pandemic follow the grim new math of the coronavirus for Red America.
By Susan B. Glasser
July 22, 2021

Annals of Medicine
Coexisting with the Coronavirus
COVID-19 is likely to become an endemic disease. How will our immune systems resist it?
By Katherine S. Xue
July 21, 2021


New York Times
Accessed 24 Jul 2021
Large Covid-related protests hit France, Italy and Australia.
Protesters’ targets include mandatory health passes in France and Italy, and lockdowns in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
By Aurelien Breeden July 24 2021

Hospitalized with Covid, a conservative Tennessee radio host shifts his message to urge vaccinations.
Phil Valentine is currently one of hundreds of Covid patients in Tennessee, which has seen a 77 percent increase in hospitalizations over the past two weeks.
By Jesus Jiménez
PRINT EDITION July 25, 2021


De Blasio Urges New York Businesses to Require Employee Vaccinations
The debate over mandates is intensifying as the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus surges in many parts of the United States.
By Michael Gold, Emma G. Fitzsimmons and Michael D. Shear
PRINT EDITION |July 24, 2021, Page A1


Washington Post
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