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 6 Apr 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 6 Apr 2019
Published Date
4 Apr 2019
HPV vaccine linked to ‘dramatic’ drop in cervical disease
…The routine vaccination of girls with the HPV vaccine in Scotland…
 
 
Devex
https://www.devex.com/news
Accessed 6 Apr 2019
Global Views / Global health
Opinion: It’s time to rebuild public confidence in vaccines
By Heidi Larson // 03 April 2019
…However, the answer to combating today’s currents of vaccine dissent is far more complex than addressing the needed technical fixes and must be part of a wider effort involving multiple partners, including citizens. If the moves of tech companies are perceived as censorship, they may only harden the views of those who feel they already have no voice…
 
 
The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 6 Apr 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 6 Apr 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 6 Apr 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 6 Apr 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 6 Apr 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 6 Apr 2019
Vaccines and immunisation
‘Sentencing their dog to death’: how the anti-vax movement spread to pets
There has been a spike in people refusing to vaccinate pets against deadly diseases, including some that can infect humans
Michael McGowan
Sat 6 Apr 2019 00.52 EDT
 
 
New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 6 Apr 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 6 Apr 2019
Opinion
Parenting in the Time of Measles
As many as half of the home-schooled kids I encounter are not vaccinated.
By Bethany Mandel
Ms. Mandel, who home-schools her children, is a part-time editor at Ricochet.
April 3, 2019

Health
Scientists Thought They Had Measles Cornered. They Were Wrong.
Following intensive vaccination efforts, measles cases plunged across the world. Now clusters of new infections — some linked, some not — have confounded health officials.
April 3, 2019

U.S.
Kentucky Judge Rules Against Unvaccinated Student in Lawsuit
A Kentucky judge has ruled against a student who sued after he wasn’t allowed to play basketball because he wasn’t vaccinated for chickenpox.
April 2, 2019

Scientific American
https://www.scientificamerican.com/
Accessed 6 Apr 2019
April 2019
How the World’s First Dengue Vaccination Drive Ended in Disaster
Is a runaway immune reaction making a dengue vaccine dangerous?

Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/home-page?_wsjregion=na,us&_homepage=/home/us
Accessed 6 Apr 2019
Letters
Dealing With Measles Vaccination Deniers
23 hours ago
Perhaps if we stop worrying about our political agendas and concentrate on the health of our children, we will no longer read headlines about children needlessly being infected with preventable illnesses…

 

Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
Vaccine wars: Social media battle outbreak of bogus claims
Barbara Ortutay | AP · Business · Apr 5, 2019