Media/Policy Watch [to 12 November 2016]

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.


Accessed 12 November 2016
World Pneumonia Day: Progress But Also 5 Troubling Trends
Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor
Pneumonia is one of the top 5 causes of death worldwide among children under 5 years of age. In the U.S. next to giving birth, pneumonia is the most common reason why adults get admitted to the hospital. While the past decades have seen advances in preventing, controlling, and treating pneumonia, some troubling trends that threaten to reverse the gains.


New York Times
Accessed 12 November 2016
Haiti Opens a Drive to Vaccinate 820,000 as Cholera Flares
November 10, 2016 – By REUTERS – World

J&J Vaccine Plus Gilead Immune Booster Shows Promise as HIV Fighter
CHICAGO ā€” An experimental HIV vaccine from Johnson & Johnson combined with an immune system booster from Gilead Sciences Inc showed promise at keeping the virus at bay in monkeys even after treatments had stopped, marking yet..
November 09, 2016 – By REUTERS – Business Day

Wall Street Journal,us&_homepage=/home/us
Accessed 12 November 2016
Novavax to Cut 30% of Workforce
By Anne Steele
Nov. 9, 2016 5:55 pm ET

Washington Post
Accessed 12 November 2016
Parents are insisting on doctors who insist on vaccinations
The backlash against the anti-vaccine movement is gaining strength.
Lena H. Sun | Health-Environment-Science | Nov 12, 2016