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 Atlantic
Accessed 16 September 2017
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates on Foreign Aid – The Atlantic
A new report from the Gates Foundation shows the devastating effects of a lapse in funding for global health.
Olga Khazan  Sep 13, 2017
Accessed 16 September 2017
Millions Could Die If Foreign Aid Is Cut, Gates Foundation Warns
13 September 2017

Dogs’ Immune Systems Are Much Like Ours And That’s A Boon To Cancer Research
Arlene Weintraub, Contributor
13 September 2017
The recent success of immune-boosting cancer treatments like checkpoint inhibitors and CAR-T cells has intensified the demand for more immunotherapy innovations. Pet dogs could help in the effort.

New York Times
Accessed 16 September 2017
Outbreak of Disease Carried by Mosquitoes Halts Blood Donation in Rome
Italian health officials have banned residents across half of Rome from donating blood because of an outbreak of the painful, mosquito-borne illness Chikungunya.
September 14, 2017 – By REUTERS ”

Study Prompts Call to Examine Flu Vaccine and Miscarriage
A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu.
September 13, 2017 – By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Wall Street Journal,us&_homepage=/home/us
Accessed 16 September 2017
Your Health
Less Than Half of U.S. Teens Complete HPV Vaccinations
By Sumathi Reddy
Sep. 11, 2017 10:56 am ET
New research finds 43% get the full set of shots, while over 80% get Tdap and meningitis vaccines at the same age.

Washington Post
Accessed 16 September 2017
Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage
Mike Stobbe | AP · National · Sep 13, 2017