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

 

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 20 Jul 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 20 Jul 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 20 Jul 2019
July 15, 2019
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Anti-vaxxers distract from a more serious threat

 

Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 20 Jul 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 20 Jul 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 20 Jul 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 20 Jul 2019
Opinion
Ebola
The Guardian view on Ebola in the DRC: help needed – and dialogue too
Editorial
The second largest outbreak of the disease has already sickened thousands. WHO’s declaration of an emergency of international concern should prompt more and better support
Thu 18 Jul 2019 13.27 EDT Last modified on Fri 19 Jul 2019 05.48 EDT

 

New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 20 Jul 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 20 Jul 2019
Africa
Congo Soldiers, Police to Enforce Ebola Emergency Measures
Congolese soldiers and police will enforce hand-washing and fever checks now that the deadly Ebola outbreak has been declared an international health emergency , authorities said Thursday.
July 18 By The Associated Press

Europe
Britain Tells Canada and France to Pull Their Weight on Ebola
Britain’s international development minister Rory Stewart called on France and Canada on Monday to offer more help in tackling the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.
By Reuters
July 15

Health
Polio Cases Surge in Pakistan and Afghanistan
False rumors that children are fainting or dying have led parents to turn away vaccinators, threatening the campaign to eradicate the disease.
By Donald G. McNeil Jr.

 

Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 20 Jul 2019
Editorial Board · Editorial-Opinion ·
The vaccine challenge isn’t just about getting shots
Jul 19, 2019

Foreign
Germany introducing mandatory measles vaccination for kids
Associated Press · · Jul 17, 2019