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 26 Jan 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 26 Jan 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 26 Jan 2019
Charlemagne –
The campaign against vaccination
Disease will be a major political battleground in the coming decades
Jan 19th 2019
 
 
Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 26 Jan 2019
Delivery innovation spreads vaccines’ benefits
22 January 2019
While some scientists seek vaccine breakthroughs for cancerHIV and malaria, others are focusing on a more basic problem: ensuring that the vaccines we have reach those in need.
 
 
Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 26 Jan 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 26 Jan 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 26 Jan 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 26 Jan 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 26 Jan 2019
As Told To
Amid a Measles Outbreak, an Ultra-Orthodox Nurse Fights Vaccination Fears in Her Community
“We live in close quarters with extended family. So we should consider ourselves especially obligated to prevent harm to our fellow community members,” Blima Marcus said.
By Amanda Schaffer
January 25, 2019
 
 
New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 26 Jan 2019
How to Inoculate Against Anti-Vaxxers
19 January 2019
…Thwarting this danger will require a campaign as bold and aggressive as the one being waged by the anti-vaccination contingent. And to launch such a campaign would require overcoming strong inertia: a waning public health apparatus, countervailing politics and a collective amnesia over the havoc the diseases in question once wrought. But to succeed would be to rescue from oblivion one of the greatest triumphs of human ingenuity over disease — and to save countless lives.
 
 
Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/home-page?_wsjregion=na,us&_homepage=/home/us
Accessed 26 Jan 2019
Health
Washington State Becomes Latest Hot Spot in Measles Outbreak
By Brianna Abbott
Jan. 23, 2019 5:06 pm ET
The U.S. is experiencing outbreaks of measles, largely due to a drop in vaccination rates in some areas. An outbreak in Washington state has sickened 23 people this month.
Appeared in the January 23, 2019, print edition as ‘Measles Breaks Out in the Northwest.’
 
 
Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 26 Jan 2019
Officials in anti-vaccination ‘hotspot’ near Portland declare an emergency over measles outbreak
Isaac Stanley-Becker  Jan 23, 2019
 
 
The Latest: Merck to ship 120,000 more Ebola vaccine doses
Associated Press   Jan 22, 2019