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 8 Dec 2018
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BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 8 Dec 2018
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The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 8 Dec 2018
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Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 8 Dec 2018
EU warns of bioterror and disease risk as vaccination rates fall
6 December 2018
The EU will face threats from disease epidemics to bioterrorism if it fails to halt anti-vaccination trends driven in part by anti-establishment political movements, the bloc’s health commissioner has warned…
 
 
Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 8 Dec 2018
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Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 8 Dec 2018
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Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 8 Dec 2018
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The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 8 Dec 2018
The Observer
Interview
Peter Hotez: ‘What happens when the anti-vaccine movement moves into India?’
Andrew Anthony
The American scientist, whose new book explains why vaccines didn’t cause his daughter’s autism, on why conspiracy theorists need to be challenged
 
 
New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 8 Dec 2018
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New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 8 Dec 2018
Africa
Ebola Spreads to Major Congo City as Vaccines a Concern
By The Associated Press
Dec. 7, 2018  DAKAR, Senegal — The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city in eastern Congo, as health experts worry whether the stock of an experimental vaccine will stand up to the demands of an epidemic with no end in sight.
Butembo, with more than 1 million residents, is now reporting cases of the deadly hemorrhagic fever. That complicates Ebola containment work already challenged by rebel attacks elsewhere that have made tracking the virus almost impossible in some isolated villages.
“We are very concerned by the epidemiological situation in the Butembo area,” said John Johnson, project coordinator with Medecins Sans Frontieres in the city. New cases are increasing quickly in the eastern suburbs and outlying, isolated districts, the medical charity said…

Europe
WHO Says It Can Fight Ebola Outbreak Despite US Withdrawal
Dec. 3, 2018
The head of the World Health Organization said Monday it can fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo despite the withdrawal of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, insisting: “We can cover it.”
 
 
Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/home-page?_wsjregion=na,us&_homepage=/home/us
Accessed 8 Dec 2018
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Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 8 Dec 2018
[No new, unique, relevant content]