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 2 Jun 2018
How The WHO’s Essential Diagnostics List Will Help The U.S.
Judy Stone, Contributor
WHO released a list of essential diagnostic tests to be global priorities to help provide basic health care to all. This could help the U.S. as well.

New Yorker
Accessed 2 Jun 2018
The Terrifying Lessons of a Pandemic Simulation
A fictional outbreak revealed vulnerabilities that are hardwired into the American system.
By Nicola Twilley
June 1, 2018
New York Times
Accessed 2 Jun 2018
The Fight to Get a Vaccine to Center of Ebola Outbreak
Medical investigators will need to overcome the rural region’s extreme logistical hurdles to reconstruct transmission chains, vaccinate contacts and halt the spread.
June 1

Nearly 700 Get Ebola Vaccine in Congo; More Cases Possible
More than 680 people have received Ebola vaccinations in the three health zones where dozens of cases of the deadly virus have been confirmed, Congo’s health ministry said.
June 1

Asia Pacific
Nipah Virus Death Toll Rises to 15, Two New Cases Found in India’s Kerala
Two new cases of the deadly brain-damaging Nipah virus have been confirmed in the southern Indian state of Kerala, where another two people were killed by the virus, a health official said on Thursday.
May 31

Washington Post
Accessed 2 Jun 2018
Editorial-Opinion · May 29, 2018
Combating misinformation about vaccines