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 14 October 2017
What’s In The Smallpox Vaccine?
K.N. Smith, Contributor
We still don’t know where the virus in smallpox vaccine actually came from, but a new genetic study offers a tantalizing clue.

Foreign Policy
Accessed 14 October 2017
Yemen’s Man-Made Cholera Outbreak Is About to Break a Record
In Haiti, it took seven years for the number of cholera cases to surpass 800,000. In Yemen, it’s taken several months.
Dan De Luce | October 9, 2017

New York Times
Accessed 14 October 2017
WHO Says Attack on Syria Vaccine Store Leaves Children at Risk
The World Health Organization said on Friday it had received reports of an attack on medical facilities in eastern Syria that had destroyed a store containing more than 130,000 vaccine doses against measles and polio.
October 13, 2017 – By REUTERS – World –

California Declares Emergency to Fight Hepatitis A Outbreak
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday declared a state of emergency to combat a hepatitis A outbreak that has claimed 18 lives in San Diego.
October 13, 2017 – By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS – U

GlaxoSmithKline’s Shingles Vaccine Gets Approval in Canada
Canadian health regulators have approved GlaxoSmithKline’s key shingles vaccine, the company said on Friday.
October 13, 2017 – By REUTERS –

Washington Post
Accessed 14 October 2017
The mother jailed for refusing to vaccinate her son says she would ‘do it all over again’
Lindsey Bever and Kristine Phillips · National/health-science · Oct 13, 2017