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 14 Jul 2018
The Next Plague Is Coming. Is America Ready?
The epidemics of the early 21st century revealed a world unprepared, even as the risks continue to multiply. Much worse is coming.
Ed Yong    July/August 2018 Issue

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 14 Jul 2018
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 

The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 14 Jul 2018
MEDICINE AND VACCINE SHORTAGES – WHAT IS THE ROLE OF GLOBAL REGULATORY COMPLEXITY FOR POST APPROVAL CHANGES?
[See Research above for more detail]

 

Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 14 Jul 2018
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 

Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 14 Jul 2018
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 14 Jul 2018
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 14 Jul 2018
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 14 Jul 2018
Italy
Rise of Italian populist parties buoys anti-vaccine movement
Backlash against sportsman’s post about his young daughter highlights lingering distrust
When Ivan Zaytsev, a volleyball player with Italy’s national team and an Olympic medallist, posted a picture of himself alongside his child on social media last week, it wasn’t intended to be a political statement.
His seven-month-old daughter had just received a vaccine and Zaytsev wanted to celebrate her bravery. But within seconds he was hit with a deluge of abuse from anti-vaccine activists. The attacks ranged from accusations of being bankrolled by pharmaceutical companies to chilling messages wishing for his child to contract a disease.
“I wanted to share this moment as a parent and congratulate my daughter – she smiled during the entire process – as well as reassure other parents,” Zaytsev, who also has a son, told the Guardian. “I realise that I’m a public figure and everything I do has consequences, but I didn’t expect this. When it touches me it’s one thing, but when they wish illness for your children then you become very angry.”…

 

New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 14 Jul 2018
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 14 Jul 2018
Asia Pacific
Despite Detente, Sanctions on North Korea Fan TB Epidemic

 

Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/home-page?_wsjregion=na,us&_homepage=/home/us
Accessed 14 Jul 2018
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 14 Jul 2018
If we really want to eradicate diseases such as Ebola, we need a new strategy
Infrastructure isn’t sexy, but it’s the best way to fight disease [cold chain]
9 July 2018
by Heidi Morefiel