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

 

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 27 Jul 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 27 Jul 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 27 Jul 2019
Accessed 27 Jul 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 27 Jul 2019
Early Results On Alzheimer’s Vaccine Trial In People With Down Syndrome Promising, Researchers Say
“This is the first vaccine targeting Abeta that has been tested in the Down syndrome population,” said Prof. Andrea Pfeifer, CEO of AC Immune, adding that she believes studying the Down syndrome population is critical for developing successful treatments for everyone with Alzheimer’s.
By Robin Seaton Jefferson Contributor

Jul 22, 2019
Vaccine Proponents Receive Death Threats. Again.
Vaccine controversy remains a hotbed of debate and strong opinions. Advocates publicly voicing support of widespread vaccination continue to be recipients of not only criticism, but also of death threats.
By Nina Shapiro Contributor

 

Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 27 Jul 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 27 Jul 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 27 Jul 2019
Vaccines and immunisation
Anti-extremism software to be used to tackle vaccine disinformation
Redirection tool that confronts anti-vax theories under development by UK’s Moonshot
Ben Quinn
Sun 21 Jul 2019 17.55 BST Last modified on Mon 22 Jul 2019 11.00 BST

 

New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 27 Jul 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 27 Jul 2019
Health

Congo Draws Up a New Battle Plan Against Ebola Amid Power Struggle
Following the resignation of the country’s health minister, the president will take over the response and deploy a new vaccine.
By Donald G. McNeil Jr. and Denise Grady Jul 26

Asia Pacific
Deployment of Second Ebola Vaccine Would Not Be Quick Fix, Experts Warn
The resignation of Congo’s health minister in the midst of the country’s worst Ebola outbreak could clear the way for a second experimental vaccine to be deployed. But the new shot would likely take months to win the trust of frightened locals and show results, health officials say.
By Reuters July 25

Africa
Ebola Vaccine Hampered by Deep Distrust in Eastern Congo
Until his last breath, Salomon Nduhi Kambale insisted he had been poisoned by someone and that was the reason he was vomiting blood. The 30-year-old man wouldn’t give community health teams his phone number, and when they found it, he hung up on them.
By The Associated Press July 24

Africa
Congo’s Health Minister Resigns Over Ebola Approach
Dr. Oly Ilunga, who had overseen the nearly year-old response to the Ebola crisis, resigned after the government reassigned that responsibility.
By Reuters July 22

 

Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 27 Jul 2019
Jul 21, 2019
Nurses are teaching doctors how to treat anti-vaccine fears and myths
Lena H. Sun ·