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 24 Nov 2018  
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 24 Nov 2018  
19 Nov 2018
Anti-vaccine community behind North Carolina chickenpox outbreak
A North Carolina school with a large anti-vaccine community is at the heart of the state’s largest chickenpox outbreak in decades, officials say.
 
 
The Conversation
https://theconversation.com/us
Accessed 24 Nov 2018
3 ethical reasons for vaccinating your children
19 November 2018
…1. Failure to contribute to the public good: Public goods benefit everyone. Take the example of roads, clean drinking water or universal education. Public health – the health of the overall population as a result of society-wide policies and practices – also falls into this category. …

  1. Impact of health choices on the vulnerable: Viruses do not affect everyone equally. Oftentimes, it is the elderly, infants, and people with weakened immune systems, who are most at risk. …

3: Health is communal: … democratic public institutions necessarily rely upon belief in scientific evidence and facts. People can hold different personal beliefs, but there are some truths that are irrefutable, such as the fact that the Earth is round and revolves around the sun. Anti-science attitudes are dangerous because they undermine our ability to make decisions together as a society, whether about education, infrastructure or health…
 
 
The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 24 Nov 2018  
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 24 Nov 2018  
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 24 Nov 2018
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 24 Nov 2018  
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 24 Nov 2018  
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 24 Nov 2018
Global health
Deadliest year for dengue fever in Bangladesh as cases explode in Dhaka
Cases more than triple in the capital driven by unplanned rapid urbanisation and poor healthcare
…. Singapore has also seen soaring numbers of dengue cases, which studies have linked to the city’s growing population and construction sites. The rise was followed by a swift response from the Singaporean government targeting such sites.
In Sri Lanka the government has created a special taskforce for dengue prevention. This includes monitoring where the larvae are found and exterminating them…
 
 
New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 24 Nov 2018
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 24 Nov 2018
Sunday Review
Trying to Fight, Not Spread, Fear and Lies
How can the media avoid the misinformation trap?
Nov. 23, 2018
By Nicholas Kristof
 
Health
Ebola in Congo Now Infecting Newborn Babies, UN Says
The World Health Organization says a worrying number of the newest Ebola cases amid Congo’s ongoing outbreak are in patients not usually known to catch the disease: babies.
Nov. 23, 2018
 
 
 
Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/home-page?_wsjregion=na,us&_homepage=/home/us
Accessed 24 Nov 2018
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 24 Nov 2018
[No new, unique, relevant content]