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.


Accessed 8 July 2017
Vaccine Liability And Causation: Has Europe Gone Overboard?
Jul 6, 2017
Michael I. Krauss, Contributor
A very recent decision by the European Court of Justice gives pause to all who believe that causation must be proven in order to recover in tort. I here discuss the decision and its implications.

New York Times
Accessed 8 July 2017
UN Health Agency’s New Chief Says He Will Check Travel Costs
The new head of the World Health Organization said he is reviewing the agency’s travel expenses, after an Associated Press story revealed the U.N. agency spends more on travel than on fighting AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

Cholera Spreads as War and Poverty Batter Yemen
JULY 7, 2017
Since a severe outbreak began in late April, according to Unicef, cholera has spread to 21 of the country’s 22 provinces, infecting at least 269,608 people and killing at least 1,614. That is more than the total number of cholera deaths reported to the World Health Organization worldwide in 2015.

Washington Post
Sudanese doctors urge measures against cholera outbreak
Sudan’s affected areas and helping the government vaccinate against cholera, says the response to cholera
Brian Rohan | AP · Foreign · Jul 2, 2017