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
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/
Accessed 24 March 2018
Who Is Robert Redfield, Trump’s Pick for CDC Director? – The Atlantic
On the face of it, veteran virologist Robert Redfield seems like a good pick to lead the agency, but decades-old disputes are shadowing his appointment.

Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 24 March 2018
Meet Trump’s New, Homophobic Public Health Quack
Laurie Garrett
March 23, 2018,
The Center for Disease Control will soon be run by a military doctor with a long history of pushing discriminatory AIDS policies.
 
New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 24 March 2018
AIDS Researcher Robert R. Redfield Named to Lead the C.D.C.
By SHEILA KAPLAN  MARCH 21, 2018
Fake Hepatitis B Vaccines Found at Ugandan Health Facilities
New York Times/AP | 19 March 2018
Official: 2 Polio Workers Killed in Ambush in Tribal Region
New York Times/AP | 17 March 2018
WHO Says Diphtheria Infected Over 1,300 People in Yemen
New York Times/AP | 17 March 2018

Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 24 March 2018
Polish firm sued over tricking homeless into vaccine test
Associated Press · Mar 21, 2018
Brazil to vaccinate entire country against yellow fever
Associated Press · Foreign · Mar 20, 2018