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 26 May 2018
Vaccines Alone Won’t Beat Ebola
24 May 2018
A deep understanding of the Congo’s culture and time-honored public-health tactics are the keys to controlling the outbreak.
 
The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 26 May 2018

How to contain an Ebola outbreak – Back to blood
The world has learned a lot from the previous epidemic
May 24th 2018

The Ebola outbreak in Congo can probably be contained
Stopping the next epidemic
May 24th 2018

 
Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 26 May 2018
Another Anti-Vax Paper Bites The Dust. But Not Quickly Enough.
Steven Salzberg, Contributor
     Nature’s mega-journal, Scientific Reports, just retracted a paper over the objections of the authors. The paper was a badly flawed effort to “prove” that the HPV vaccine is harmful. Despite near-immediate condemnation from many scientists, the journal took 1.5 years to retract it.

Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 26 May 2018
Trump Is in a Coma on Public Health
May 21, 2018
Amid the latest Ebola outbreak, the Trump administration is handing leadership to Angela Merkel — and she’s not out to protect American interests.
Laurie Garrett

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 26 May 2018
New Ebola Tactics Raise Hope but May Sow Confusion
24 May 2018

Infection Alert After Dying Ebola Patients Taken to Congo Prayer Meeting
24 May 2018