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 6 Oct 2018  
Science
A Controversial Virus Study Reveals a Critical Flaw in How Science Is Done
After researchers resurrected a long-dead pox, some critics argue that it’s too easy for scientists to make decisions of global consequence.
Ed Yong
Oct 4, 2018

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 6 Oct 2018  
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 
The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 6 Oct 2018  
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 
Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 6 Oct 2018  
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 
Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 6 Oct 2018
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Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
[No new, unique, relevant content]

Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 6 Oct 2018  
Trump Stealthily Seeks to Choke Off Funding to U.N. Programs
| 2 October 2018
Leaked emails and behind-the-scenes battles show how the administration, after failing to slash congressional aid, used bureaucratic levers to stifle money flows.

The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 6 Oct 2018
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 
New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 6 Oct 2018
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 
New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 6 Oct 2018
Five New Ebola Cases Confirmed in Eastern Congo-Health Ministry
Oct. 6, 2018
KINSHASA — The Congolese health ministry on Saturday reported a further five confirmed cases of Ebola in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, blaming the higher-than-normal daily increase on community resistance to disease response efforts.
The current epidemic in Congo’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces has seen 140 confirmed cases since July, 108 of whom have died, according to the ministry’s daily bulletin, which has been reporting an average of one to two new confirmed cases per day in recent weeks.
The ministry said the five new cases were located in the regional hub of Beni, where attacks by rebel groups in the area and local mistrust of the Ebola response campaign have disrupted treatment and vaccination programmes.
“The town of Beni has become the new focus point of the disease, registering the highest percentage of cases reported in recent weeks following community resistance of certain families,” it said in a statement.

Polish Lawmakers Approve More Talks on Banning Vaccinations
By The Associated Press
Oct. 4, 2018
WARSAW, Poland — Lawmakers from Poland’s conservative ruling party have approved further parliamentary discussion over a controversial plan to abolish compulsory vaccinations for children, including those against serious diseases such as polio, measles, tuberculosis, rubella and whooping cough.
A civic group that proposed the plan argues that the vaccinations can be hazardous to small children and insists that parents should be allowed to refuse it.
The vaccinations are currently compulsory in Poland and the Health Ministry has warned that abolishing them would pose a threat to the health of individuals as well as the whole community.
Parliament’s lower house voted 252-158 with two abstentions Thursday to send the issue to parliamentary groups for further discussion.

Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/home-page?_wsjregion=na,us&_homepage=/home/us
Accessed 6 Oct 2018
[No new, unique, relevant content]

Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 6 Oct 2018
[No new, unique, relevant content]