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.
 
 
Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 9 Jun 2018
Bill And Melinda Gates Start A Nonprofit Biotech In Boston
Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff
The Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute, which is holding an event today to show off its plans, will aim to develop new medicines and vaccines for malaria, tuberculosis, and diarrhea, which together account for 2.6 million deaths a year globally, many of them in children.
 
New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 9 Jun 2018
Africa
WHO Chief Says Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Stabilizing
June 8, 2018
A deadly Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is stabilizing, giving reason for cautious optimism, the head of the World Health Organization said on Friday.

Europe
Romania’s Measles Outbreak Kills Dozens of Children
June 8, 2018
An outbreak of measles in Romania has killed dozens of infants and children, with 200 new cases reported each week.

Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/home-page?_wsjregion=na,us&_homepage=/home/us
Accessed 9 Jun 2018
Africa
Experimental Ebola Treatments Approved for the Democratic Republic of Congo
By Nicholas Bariyo
June 6, 2018 2:05 pm ET
The Democratic Republic of Congo approved the use of five experimental Ebola treatments on patients suffering from the hemorrhagic fever, as drug companies and health workers scramble to use the current outbreak to help find a cure for the deadly virus.