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 Dec 2018
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BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 1 Dec 2018
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 1 Dec 2018
A battle within a battle – The struggle to get Ebola vaccine to rebel-held areas of Congo
Jabs can stop the epidemic. But men with machetes can stop the vaccinators
Middle East and Africa
Nov 29th 2018
 
 
Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 1 Dec 2018
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 1 Dec 2018
2018 Surges In Measles In Europe And US Show Importance Of Herd Immunity
24 November 2018
This is what happens when you tell people to not get the measles vaccine without providing a viable alternative. In just the first 6 months of 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region had over 41,000 measles cases, which has already made 2018 the worst year for measles in the decade by far. The previous high was 23,927 for all of 2017. During the first 6 months of 2018, at least 37 people in Europe have died from the disease. Expect these number to be higher by the time we get to the end of the year. Measles is up in the U.S. this year as well.
 
 
Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 1 Dec 2018
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 1 Dec 2018
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 1 Dec 2018
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 1 Dec 2018
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 1 Dec 2018
Health
UN: Polio Remains Global Emergency, Eradication at Risk
The World Health Organization says the ongoing attempt to eradicate polio remains a global emergency amid an increase in cases for the first time in years and a worrying number of outbreaks sparked by the vaccine.
Nov. 30, 2018
 
 
Africa
US Urged to Send Ebola Experts In as Congo Outbreak Worsens
Global health experts are urging the Trump administration to allow U.S. government disease specialists — “some of the world’s most experienced” — to return to northeastern Congo to help fight the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history.
Nov. 30, 2018
 
 
Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/home-page?_wsjregion=na,us&_homepage=/home/us
Accessed 1 Dec 2018
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 1 Dec 2018
Why small groups of vaccine refusers can make large groups of people sick
29 November 2018
Saad B. Omer