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 6 Jul 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 6 Jul 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 6 Jul 2019
Drop goal
Pakistan is trying new tactics to eliminate polio
A kinder, gentler vaccination drive is intended to win over suspicious parents
Jul 4th 2019 | ISLAMABAD

 

Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 6 Jul 2019
Opinion Ebola
Ebola outbreak demonstrates science’s need to ‘nudge’
Human behaviour can be as destructive to human health as any deadly pathogen
Anjana Ahuja

 

Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 6 Jul 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 6 Jul 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 6 Jul 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 6 Jul 2019
Opinion
Vaccines and immunisation
I’ve seen hundreds of cases of measles in one day. It is a luxury to be able to vaccinate your child
No child should die of measles, whether in Australia, the Democratic Republic of Congo or elsewhere
Saschveen Singh
Thu 4 Jul 2019 00.37 EDT Last modified on Thu 4 Jul 2019 01.20 EDT
When I travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as a doctor, I was prepared for confronting conditions.

 

New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 6 Jul 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 6 Jul 2019
Asia Pacific
Chinese Official: Pig Fever Outbreak ‘Complicated and Grim’
The death toll from a disease outbreak in China’s pig herds that has pushed up global pork prices has risen to 1.2 million animals, but its spread has “significantly slowed,” a deputy agriculture minister said Thursday.
By The Associated Press
July 4

Africa
Ebola Case Reported Not Far From South Sudan Border
Authorities have confirmed an Ebola case not far from Congo’s border with South Sudan, a country with a weak health care system after years of civil war that is vulnerable to the potential spread of the deadly disease.
By The Associated Press
July 2

U.S.
Kentucky Students Lose Appeal in Chickenpox Vaccination Case
More than two dozen Catholic school students and their parents have lost their initial appeal in challenging a Kentucky health department’s efforts to control a chickenpox outbreak they claim infringed on their religious beliefs.
By The Associated Press
July 1

U.S.
U.S. Recorded 18 New Cases of Measles Last Week
The United States recorded 18 new measles cases last week, taking the total for the year to 1,095 in the worst outbreak since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday.
By Reuters
July 1

 

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