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 13 Oct 2018  
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BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 13 Oct 2018  
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The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 13 Oct 2018  
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Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 13 Oct 2018  
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Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 13 Oct 2018
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Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
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Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 13 Oct 2018  
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The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 13 Oct 2018
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New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 13 Oct 2018
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New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 13 Oct 2018
Africa
Oct. 13, 2018
Battles Over Safe Ebola Burials Complicate Work in Congo
BENI, Congo — A runaway hearse carrying an Ebola victim has become the latest example of sometimes violent community resistance complicating efforts to contain a Congo outbreak — and causing a worrying new rise in cases.
The deadly virus’ appearance for the first time in the far northeast has sparked fear. Suspected contacts of infected people have tried to slip away. Residents have assaulted health teams. The rate of new Ebola cases has more than doubled since the start of this month, experts say.
Safe burials are particularly sensitive as some outraged family members reject the intervention of health workers in the deeply personal moment, even as they put their own lives at risk…

Africa
Oct. 11, 2018
WHO Sees Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Lasting 3-4 Months at Least
GENEVA — Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak is expected to last several months and could spread to Uganda or Rwanda, which are well prepared but have not approved use of a vaccine, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.
The most concerning area is the city of Beni in Congo’s North Kivu province where dozens of people who may have been exposed to the deadly disease are hiding from health workers, emergency response chief Peter Salama said.
“We anticipate that now we’ll be looking at least another 3-4 months in order to really stem this outbreak, with a strong focus in Beni and surrounding areas,” Salama said. “I’d say that’s the best case scenario.”

Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/home-page?_wsjregion=na,us&_homepage=/home/us
Accessed 13 Oct 2018
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Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 13 Oct 2018
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