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

 

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 18 May 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 18 May 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 18 May 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 18 May 2019
May 17, 2019
Why Edward Jenner Infected His Gardener’s Son With Smallpox
Friday marks the 270th birthday of Edward Jenner, the doctor who developed the world’s first vaccine.
By Kiona N. Smith Contributor

 

Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 18 May 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 18 May 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 18 May 2019
New York
Orthodox Jewish communities face antisemitism over measles outbreak
Incidents such as a bus driver allegedly refusing to stop for a Hassidic man occur as New York City has nearly 500 measles cases
Orthodox Jewish communities in Brooklyn grappling with a measles outbreak say they are now dealing with a second scourge: fear, profiling and antisemitism inspired by the outbreak.
Incidents have piled up in recent weeks as measles cases continued to rise, community leaders say: a bus driver allegedly refused to stop for a Hassidic man, and then covered her face and shouted “measles” at him when he eventually got on…

 

New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 18 May 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 18 May 2019
New York May 14
Despite Measles Warnings, Anti-Vaccine Rally Draws Hundreds of Ultra-Orthodox Jews
A “vaccine symposium” in Rockland County was denounced by health authorities and some ultra-Orthodox rabbis, who said the speakers were spreading dangerous propaganda.

 

Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 18 May 2019
Oregon vaccine bill dead as US measles count soars
Sarah Zimmerman | AP · May 14, 2019

Parents rally at state Capitol to keep vaccine exemptions
Associated Press · National · May 14, 2019