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.

Financial Times
Accessed 22 April 2017
Special Report Neglected Tropical Diseases
18 April 2017
Neglected tropical diseases affect more than a billion people. These diseases of the poor are notorious for their disabling symptoms. Progress has been slow, but the drug industry and communities are redoubling efforts to eliminate treatable conditions

Foreign Policy
Accessed 22 April 2017
I Will March for Science on Saturday — So Should You
Trump’s cuts to pure science and vital agencies risk generational damage to the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness.
Laurie Garrett | April 20, 2017

New York Times
Accessed 22 April 2017
Advocates Fan Out in Global Show of Support for Science
…said they were anxious about political and public rejection of established science such as climate change and the safety of vaccine immunizations. “Scientists find it appalling that evidence has been crowded out by ideological…
April 22, 2017 – By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Italy Upholds Vaccine Requirements for Preschoolers
April 21, 2017 – By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS – World –

Washington Post
Accessed 22 April 2017
Why it’s a bad idea to space out your child’s vaccination shots
Lena H. Sun · National/health-science · Apr 17, 2017