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 Associated Press
https://apnews.com/
Accessed 16 Mar 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/
Accessed 16 Mar 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 16 Mar 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 16 Mar 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 16 Mar 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 16 Mar 2019
Mar 13, 2019
AMA Enlists Social Media Giants To Stop Spread Of Anti-Vaccine Misinformation
The American Medical Association urged big social media and tech companies including Amazon, Facebook and Google to stop vaccine misinformation on their platforms.
By Bruce Japsen Contributor
[See Milestones above for full letter]
 
 
Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 16 Mar 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 16 Mar 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 16 Mar 2019
Vaccines and immunisation
How to put the dangerous anti-vaxx panic in perspective: zoom out
‘Vaccine hesitancy’ persists despite the body of evidence showing that there is no link between the MMR vaccine and autism
Fri 15 Mar 2019 01.00 EDT
 
 
New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 16 Mar 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 16 Mar 2019
Travel
With Measles Outbreaks on the Rise, a Concern Over the Connection to Air Travel
A record 81 U.S. flights were investigated in 2018 for carrying at least one person contagious with the disease, which has had a large number of outbreaks this year.
March 14

New York
Parents Wanted Their Unvaccinated Children in School, but a Judge Said No.
Amid a measles outbreak in New York, a federal judge denied a request by 28 parents for an order to let their unvaccinated children return to their private school.
March 13

Europe
Vaccine Law Returns to Force in Italy, Barring 300 Children From Kindergarten
A stricter law on vaccination returned to force in Italy. Dozens of other children across Italy were also likely to be affected
March 13

Americas
Mumps, Other Outbreaks Force U.S. Detention Centers to Quarantine Over 2,000 Migrants
Christian Mejia thought he had a shot at getting out of immigration detention in rural Louisiana after he found a lawyer to help him seek asylum.
March 11

Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/home-page?_wsjregion=na,us&_homepage=/home/us
Accessed 16 Mar 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 16 Mar 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]