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 29 Jun 2019
Politics
How a Forgotten White House Team Gained Power in the Trump Era [fetal tissue research]
Changes in the makeup of the Domestic Policy Council have already had broad national effects.
Elaina Plott Peter Nicholas
Jun 27, 2019

 

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 29 Jun 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 29 Jun 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 29 Jun 2019
Why rich countries are more prone to ‘vaccine hesitancy’
…The richer countries are, the less their citizens believe that vaccines are safe. In the US and Canada, only 72 per cent believe vaccines are safe. In the northern European arc from Ireland and the UK…
Michael Skapinker June 26, 2019

The rise of the anti-vaxxers is bad news for business
…not. Access to vaccines is a problem in developing nations but in the US and EU the issue is vaccine hesitancy, said by the World Health Organization to be a top-10 public health threat, and fuelled by…
Myriam Sidibe June 24, 2019

 

Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 29 Jun 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 29 Jun 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 29 Jun 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 29 Jun 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 29 Jun 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Asia Pacific
China Tightens Vaccine Management After Scandals
China passed a law on Saturday tightening the supervision and management of how vaccines enter the market, requiring stricter management of their production, research and distribution, after a series of safety scandals.
By Reuters
June 29

Health
HPV Vaccines Are Reducing Infections, Warts — and Probably Cancer
An analysis covering 66 million young people has found plummeting rates of precancerous lesions and genital warts after vaccination against the human papillomavirus.
By Donald G. McNeil Jr.
June 27

 

Health
US Vaccine Panel Downgrades Pneumonia Shot Recommendation
A scientific panel has downgraded its recommendation that all retirement-age Americans get a top-selling vaccination against bacteria that can cause pneumonia, meningitis and other illnesses.
By The Associated Press
June 26

Health
Vaccine Panel Gives Nod to HPV Shots for Men Up to Age 26
A vaccine against cervical and other cancers should be recommended for both men and women up to age 26, a U.S. government advisory panel decided Wednesday.
By The Associated Press
June 26

U.S.
U.S. Records 33 New Measles Cases, Mostly in New York State
Thirty-three new measles cases were recorded in the United States last week, most of them in New York, federal health officials said on Monday, bringing the number of confirmed cases this year to 1,077 in the worst U.S. outbreak of the virus since 1992.
By Reuters

 

Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
[No new, unique, relevant content]