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

 

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 25 May 2019
Health
Mumps and measles cases in England prompt vaccine call
By James Gallagher Health and science correspondent, BBC News
24 May 2019

 

The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 25 May 2019
Never too old –
Measles is often spread by adults
Vaccinating children only is no longer enough
May 25th 2019

 

Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 25 May 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 25 May 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 25 May 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 25 May 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 25 May 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 25 May 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 25 May 2019
U.S.
Maine to End Non-Medical Exemptions for Vaccinations
Democratic Gov. Janet Mills on Friday signed into law a bill that eliminates religious and philosophical exemptions for vaccinations in Maine.
May 24

Health
To Calm Nervous Families, Pakistan Changes Polio Vaccination Tactics
Paralysis cases spiked after a vaccination drive was derailed by false rumors that dozens of children had collapsed and died.
May 24

U.S.
Flu Outbreak Sickens Over 30 Migrants at Border Center
More than 30 migrants have tested positive for influenza at a major processing center where a flu-stricken teenage boy died, the latest evidence of growing public health threats posed by inadequate facilities to deal with a surge of families and children reaching the U.S. border.
May 22

Opinion
Infecting People Isn’t a Religious Right
The measles outbreak makes it vital for New York lawmakers to end religious exemptions for vaccinations.
By The Editorial Board
May 21

Health
Measles Outbreak Now at 880 Cases, With Fastest Growth Still in New York
Warming weather usually slows transmission of the virus, but it is not clear that this outbreak is fading, experts said.
May 20

 

Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
May 23, 2019
Indianapolis 500 officials to offer measles vaccine at race

With more than 1,100 dead, Congo’s Ebola outbreak is only getting worse. Now doctors are forced to go undercover