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 15 Jun 2019
Jessica Biel and the End of Vaccine Exemptions – The Atlantic
June 14, 2019

 

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 15 Jun 2019
14 Jun 2019
New York bans religious exemptions for vaccines amid measles outbreak

 

The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 15 Jun 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 15 Jun 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 15 Jun 2019
Jun 13, 2019
‘My Body, My Choice’ Is Not A Vaccine Slogan
A new California bill being proposed will require physician-requested medical vaccine exemptions to be approved by public health officials. Political and Hollywood celebrities are trying to block this.
By Nina Shapiro Contributor

Jun 10, 2019
Measles Outbreak Spreads To 2 More States
Virginia and Idaho confirmed measles cases for the first time.

 

Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 15 Jun 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 15 Jun 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 15 Jun 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 15 Jun 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Health
Eager to Limit Exemptions to Vaccination, States Face Staunch Resistance
Legislators trying to curb the numbers of unvaccinated children have been met with vigorous opposition from upset parents.
By Roni Caryn Rabin
June 14

New York
Measles Outbreak: N.Y. Eliminates Religious Exemptions for Vaccinations
New York, where measles has spread in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities, joins California and a handful of other states in revoking religious exemptions.
By Jesse McKinley
June 13

New York
Bastion of Anti-Vaccine Fervor: Progressive Waldorf Schools
Opposition to vaccines on the left is increasingly worrying the authorities. At one progressive school, 60 percent of the 300 students were not vaccinated against measles and other diseases.
By Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura
June 13

U.S.
Jessica Biel Weighs In on Vaccine Fight, Drawing Fierce Pushback
The entry of Ms. Biel, the Hollywood actress, into the conversation broadened the scope of the national debate, but also provoked a furious response.
By Julie Bosman, Patricia Mazzei and Dan Levin
June 13

 

Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
Jun 14, 2019
Top D.C. health official urges principals to help boost measles vaccination rate
Perry Stein and Debbie Truong