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 1 Jun 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 1 Jun 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 1 Jun 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 1 Jun 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 1 Jun 2019
May 31, 2019
Measles Elimination In Jeopardy: Could The Disease Go From Visitor To Resident?
Despite having eliminated measles in the year 2000, the US is dangerously close to seeing full-fledged re-emergence of the disease if current outbreaks aren’t contained.
By Tara Haelle Contributor

May 31, 2019
Why Bill Gates Partners With Rotary To Eradicate Polio
In an interview with Bill Gates and Rotary International President Barry Rassin, I explore what makes the polio eradication partnership so effective.
By Devin Thorpe Contributor

 

Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 1 Jun 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 1 Jun 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 1 Jun 2019
Global health
Congo Ebola response must be elevated to maximum level, UN told
Charities call for outbreak to be put on a par with crises in Yemen, Syria and Mozambique as death toll reaches 1,287
Rebecca Ratcliffe
Wed 29 May 2019
The UN has been urged by charities to ramp up Ebola prevention work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the highest level of emergency response.
Only three crises – Yemen, Syria and Mozambique – are treated as the equivalent of a level-three response, activated when agencies are unable to meet needs on the ground.
Charities including Mercy Corps and Oxfam said the same declaration should also be made in DRC, following a recent acceleration in the spread of Ebola

 

New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 1 Jun 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 1 Jun 2019
Asia Pacific
Seoul: North Korea Confirms African Swine Fever Outbreak
South Korea said Friday that it is scrambling to prevent the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever on its pig industry after North Korea confirmed an outbreak at a farm near its border with China.
By The Associated Press
May 31

Health
An Experimental Ebola Cure May Also Protect Against Nipah Virus
African green monkeys survived infection with the Nipah virus after they received remdesivir. The virus, a pandemic threat carried by bats, has killed dozens of people in Asia.
By Donald G. McNeil Jr.
May 29

U.S.
Thousands of US Kindergartners Unvaccinated Without Waivers
States are heatedly debating whether to make it more difficult for students to avoid vaccinations for religious or philosophical reasons amid the worst measles outbreak in decades, but schoolchildren using such waivers are outnumbered in many states by those who give no excuse at all for lacking their shots.
By The Associated Press
May 28

 

Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
May 29, 2019
Coalition pushes to boost vaccination rates for HPV
Associated Press · Regional · May 29, 2019

Can a business owner require staffers to get vaccinated?
Joyce M. Rosenberg | AP · Lifestyle · May 28, 2019