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.

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 23 September 2017
The HPV Vaccine Gains Ground Among U.S. Teenagers
Sixty percent of adolescents received the vaccine in 2016. A decade ago, less than 30 percent did.
September 22, 2017 – By ANERI PATTANI

Superbug’s Spread to Vietnam Threatens Malaria Control
Vietnam’s main malaria treatment is failing at an alarming rate because of a highly drug-resistant superbug that has spread into the southern part of the country from western Cambodia, scientists said Thursday.
September 21, 2017 – By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 23 September 2017
Europe
Greece makes measles vaccination appeal amid European spike
By Associated Press September 22
ATHENS, Greece — Health authorities in Greece have issued a public appeal to participate in vaccination and booster shot programs following a spike in measles cases in the country amid an outbreak in Europe.
The Greek Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that 166 cases had been reported in the country in 2016-17, with an increase in recent days.
More than 17,000 measles cases have been reported in that period in 30 European countries monitored by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, resulting in 40 deaths.
The European agency said the highest concentration of cases was reported in Romania.