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 1 Sep 2018
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BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 1 Sep 2018
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The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 1 Sep 2018
Battling Ebola in a war zone in Congo – A deadly virus in an already dangerous place…
Health workers are finding it hard to outrun a deadly virus
30 August 2018
 
Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 1 Sep 2018
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Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 1 Sep 2018
Aug 30, 2018
Meet The Forgotten Scientist Who Invented The Measles Vaccine
Kiona N. Smith, Contributor
Jonas Salk gained worldwide fame for his polio vaccine; Louis Pasteur is remembered, among other things, for developing a vaccine against rabies, and Edward Jenner’s name is forever connected to vaccination against smallpox. But history barely remembers the microbiologist who, arguably, saved more lives than any other doctor or medical researcher of the 20th century (and who continues to save millions every year despite having been dead since 2005).         His name is Maurice R. Hilleman, and during his 40-year career, he developed over 40 human and animal vaccines (that’s roughly a vaccine per year, for those of you playing at home), including the ones for chickenpox, hepatitis A and B, measles, meningitis, mumps, rubella, and several strains of the flu virus. The measles vaccine alone prevents an estimated 1 million deaths from the once-common disease every year…

Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 1 Sep 2018
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Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 1 Sep 2018
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The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 1 Sep 2018
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New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 1 Sep 2018
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New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 1 Sep 2018
Sept. 1, 2018
Africa
Ebola Control Measures Seem to Be Working in Congo, WHO Says
Efforts to halt an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo appear to be working, but substantial risks remain, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

Aug. 30, 2018
Middle East
UN Says 120,000 Suspected Cases of Cholera in Yemen
The United Nations says nearly 120,000 suspected cases of cholera were reported in conflict-wracked Yemen between January and mid-August and the pace has been increasing.

Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/home-page?_wsjregion=na,us&_homepage=/home/us
Accessed 1 Sep 2018
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Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 1 Sep 2018
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