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 20 Apr 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 20 Apr 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 20 Apr 2019
The needle and the damage avoided
New York’s measles outbreak puts vaccination rules on the spot
Many states have a “misinformed-parent exemption”
Print edition | United States
Apr 17th 2019 | BROOKLYN
 
 
Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 20 Apr 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 20 Apr 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 20 Apr 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 20 Apr 2019
Your Cell Phone Is Spreading Ebola
A deadly outbreak in Congo has become a global emergency because of a raging conflict over valuable minerals.
Voice | April 17, 2019,
Laurie Garrett
 
 
The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 20 Apr 2019
Mounting concern over cholera health crisis in Yemen
More than 2,000 new cases reported every day, with 25% of those affected being children under five
17 Apr 2019   Yemen is facing a massive resurgence of cholera in what was already one of the world’s worst outbreaks, with more than 137,000 suspected cases and almost 300 deaths reported in the first three months of this year.
With well over 2,000 suspected cases being recorded every day – a doubling since the beginning of the year – aid agencies fear they could be facing a major new health crisis.
Amid mounting concern over the return of the epidemic – which first broke out in the war-devastated country in 2016 – aid agencies are reporting cases in 21 out of 23 governorates, with children under five making up a quarter of those affected…
 
 
New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 20 Apr 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]
 
 
New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 20 Apr 2019
Africa
Attackers Kill Doctor at Hospital in Congo’s Ebola Epicenter
Attackers stormed a hospital at the epicenter of Congo’s Ebola outbreak and killed “a dear colleague,” the head of the World Health Organization said Friday as he condemned the latest violence against health workers trying to contain the virus.
April 19
 
 
Travel
El Al Airline Warns of Measles After Flight Attendant Falls Into Coma
The woman was hospitalized after contracting the disease, and passengers on a flight from J.F.K. to Tel Aviv are told to watch for symptoms.
April 18
 
 
U.S.
Judge Upholds New York City’s Mandatory Measles Vaccination Order
A Brooklyn judge on Thursday ruled against a group of parents who challenged New York City’s recently imposed mandatory measles vaccination order, rejecting their arguments that the city’s public health authority exceeded its authority.
April 15
 
 
New York
Measles Outbreak: Yeshiva’s Preschool Program Is Closed by New York City Health Officials
The program is the first one to be closed as part of the city’s escalating effort to stem the country’s largest measles outbreak in decades.
April 15
 
 
SLATE
https://slate.com/
Accessed 20 Apr 2019
Forget About “Because Science”
Persuading people to vaccinate their children requires engaging with them about their values.
By Gregory E. Kaebnick and Michael Gusmano
April 15, 20197:30 AM
 
 
STAT
https://www.statnews.com/
Accessed 20 Apr 2019
First Opinion
Life-course vaccination can protect adults from infectious disease
By Lois Privor-Dumm
April 16, 2019
 
 
Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/home-page?_wsjregion=na,us&_homepage=/home/us
Accessed 20 Apr 2019
New York
New York City Issues Summonses to Parents of Three Unvaccinated Children
By Melanie Grayce West
April 18, 2019 9:50 pm ET
New York City’s health department said t it has issued three civil summonses to parents who failed to comply with a vaccine mandate and that the number of confirmed measles cases has jumped from 329 to 359.
 
 
Region
New York City Extends Order for Mandatory Measles Vaccinations
By Melanie Grayce West
April 17, 2019 4:53 pm ET
The order applies to children 6 months and older, with fines for noncompliance.
 
 
Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 20 Apr 2019
Apr 18, 2019
Washington state Senate passes vaccine bill in rebuke to anti-vaxxers
Lena H. Sun and Lenny Bernstein