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 27 Apr 2019
Health
Measles and the Limits of Facts
At its core, the resurgence of the once-defeated disease in the U.S. is a failure of communication.
James Hamblin Apr 26, 2019

How to Talk to an Anti-vax Relative
The question of whether vaccinations should be a duty or a choice is dividing families.
Ashley Fetters Apr 22, 2019

 

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 27 Apr 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 27 Apr 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 27 Apr 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 27 Apr 2019
Rare Disease R&D Investments Likely To Grow In Biopharma
Given these advantages, it is hard to believe that rare diseases won’t take up a bigger proportion of biopharma R&D dollars in the future.
Apr 24, 2019
By John LaMattina Contributor

 

Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 27 Apr 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 27 Apr 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 27 Apr 2019
Anti-vaxxers are taking populism to a new, deadly level
Gaby Hinsliff
27 Apr 2019

Measles is on the march again – but scare tactics won’t improve vaccination rates
Andre Spicer
26 Apr 2019

 

New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 27 Apr 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 27 Apr 2019
U.S.
More Than 700 at 2 California Universities Under Quarantine Amid Measles Outbreak
The number of staff members and students who were under quarantine on Friday was up by about 400 from the day before, according to the authorities.
April 26

Health
Religious Objections to the Measles Vaccine? Get the Shots, Faith Leaders Say
Devout parents who are worried about vaccines often object to ingredients from pigs or fetuses. But the leaders of major faiths have examined these fears and still vigorously endorse vaccination.
April 26

U.S.
Trump Tells Americans: Go Get Your Measles Vaccination
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday urged Americans to protect themselves with the measles vaccination as the number of cases of the once-eradicated disease in the United States hit the highest levels since 2000.
April 26

Asia Pacific
Polio Vaccinator Is Shot and Killed in Pakistan
The woman was part of a vaccination campaign. Another worker in her team was injured. A total of three polio workers have been killed this week as unfounded rumors against vaccines spread.
April 25

 

Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/home-page?_wsjregion=na,us&_homepage=/home/us
Accessed 27 Apr 2019
Essay
The Founding Generation Also Had to Fight ‘Anti-Vaxxers’
By Mark Honigsbaum
In the 1720s, Cotton Mather supported an early form of inoculation; Washington, Jefferson and Adams followed suit.
Appeared in the April 26, 2019, print edition.

Review & Outlook
‘They Have to Get the Shots’
By The Editorial Board
Measles is spreading again, so urging vaccination is vital.
Appeared in the April 26, 2019, print edition.

 

Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 27 Apr 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]