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 7 Jul 2018
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BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 7 Jul 2018
Published Date – 7 Jul 2018
HIV vaccine shows promise in human trial
An HIV vaccine that has the potential to protect people around the world from the virus has shown promising results.
The treatment, which aims to provide immunity against various strains of the virus, produced an anti-HIV immune system response in tests on 393 people, a study in the Lancet found.
 
The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 7 Jul 2018
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Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 7 Jul 2018
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Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 7 Jul 2018
Drug Development For Neglected Diseases Has Stagnated
Jul 5, 2018
Joshua Cohen, Contributor
Funding for new drug development targeting neglected diseases is stagnant and insufficient. In the last four years the lack of approvals of new molecular entities and biologics is conspicuous.

Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 7 Jul 2018
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Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 7 Jul 2018
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The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 7 Jul 2018
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New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 7 Jul 2018
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New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 7 Jul 2018
Proof of Children’s Vaccinations? Italy Will Now Take Parents’ Word for It
5 July 2018
A move that Italy’s government says is aimed at simplifying school enrollment has raised fear an increase in nonvaccinated children in Europe.
Italian parents will no longer have to provide state-run schools with a doctor’s note to show that their children have been vaccinated, the country’s new populist government announced on Thursday — a move that raised alarm among experts who fear that compliance with vaccines will drop.

Measles Spreads in Brazil After Cases Come From Venezuela
3 July 2018
A measles outbreak is growing in Brazil after cases were imported from neighboring Venezuela where health services have collapsed. More than 460 cases of the disease have been confirmed in two Brazilian border states, the Health Ministry said Monday. There are also concerns that the outbreak has reached an isolated tribe that lives in the Amazon that has little resistance to such diseases.
 
Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/home-page?_wsjregion=na,us&_homepage=/home/us
Accessed 7 Jul 2018
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Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 7 Jul 2018
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