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 22 Dec 2018
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BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 22 Dec 2018
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The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 22 Dec 2018
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Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 22 Dec 2018
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Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 22 Dec 2018
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Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 22 Dec 2018
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Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 22 Dec 2018
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The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 22 Dec 2018
The new populism
Vaccines and immunisation
Rightwing populists ride wave of mistrust of vaccine science
Antivaxers are on the rise in countries such as Italy, Poland and France where the far right has made gains
Sarah Boseley in London, Angela Giuffrida in Rome, Christian Davies in Warsaw, Angelique Chrisafis in Paris and Oksana Grytsenko in Kiev
Fri 21 Dec 2018 14.01 GMT
As long as there have been vaccines, there have been doubters. Some people have religious or philosophical reservations. Others are more anxious about the possible side-effects of a jab than about falling sick with a poorly understood disease.
But now vaccine doubt is spreading faster and further than ever through social media, and populist rightwing politicians in Europe and the US are riding on the back of a wave of mistrust of vaccine science.
The arguments align. Populists are often suspicious of the establishment and authority figures. Antivaxers are hostile to government, medical institutions, Big Pharma and science. In several countries – Italy, France, Poland, the US – both are on the rise…
 
 
New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 22 Dec 2018
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New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 22 Dec 2018
Dec. 20, 2018

Africa
Congo: Ebola Outbreak ‘Certainly’ to Last 3-4 Months More
The second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history is “certainly” expected to continue for another three or four months, Congo’s health minister said Thursday.

Africa
As Ebola Threatens Mega-Cities, Vaccine Stockpile Needs Grow
Doubts are growing about whether the world’s emergency stockpile of 300,000 Ebola vaccine doses is enough to control future epidemics as the deadly disease moves out of rural forest areas and into urban mega-cities.
Dec. 20
 
 
Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/home-page?_wsjregion=na,us&_homepage=/home/us
Accessed 22 Dec 2018
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Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 22 Dec 2018
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