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 11 May 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 11 May 2019
10 May 2019
Instagram blocks vaccine hoax hashtags
Instagram says it will block hashtags being used to spread “verifiably false” information about vaccinations.

 

The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 11 May 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 11 May 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 11 May 2019
May 9, 2019
Texas Lawmaker Makes Sorcery Claims About A Top Vaccine Expert
Rep. Jonathan Stickland, a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, made some Harry Potter-esque claims about Dr. Peter Hotez,
By Bruce Y. Lee Contributor

May 9, 2019
Vaccines Are Critical To Public Health, And Are Cost-Effective, Too
Joshua Cohen, Contributor

 

Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 11 May 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 11 May 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 11 May 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 11 May 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 11 May 2019
Health
May 8
Brother and Sister of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Accuse Him of Spreading Misinformation on Vaccines
The relatives say the family has for decades been committed to vaccines and that Mr. Kennedy’s anti-vaccine messages are putting children at risk.

 

Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 11 May 2019
Washington state limits exemptions for measles vaccine
Gillian Flaccus and Rachel La Corte | AP · May 10, 2019

Can your boss require vaccinations for measles?
Jena McGregor · May 9, 2019

Student who sued over chickenpox vaccination has the disease
Associated Press · National · May 8, 2019

‘He is wrong’: Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s family calls him out for anti-vaccine conspiracy theories
Kayla Epstein · May 8, 2019

A German answer to the measles epidemic: Fine parents who don’t vaccinate
Emily Tamkin · May 7, 2019