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 3 Aug 2019
Family
Are Anti-vaxxers Conscientious Objectors?
When it comes to public health, there’s a duty to make moral decisions communally.
Eula Biss, Mavis Biss
Jul 29, 201

 

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 3 Aug 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 3 Aug 2019
Aug 3rd 2019 | BUTEMBO
Congo’s challenge – How do you reform a country where gunmen torch Ebola clinics?
Fighting an epidemic in a war zone is hard. But not impossible

 

Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk
Accessed 3 Aug 2019
Ebola
Why Ebola cannot be tamed in Congo
August 1, 2019

 

Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 3 Aug 2019
Aug 2, 2019
How Hepatitis A Is Now An Emergency In Philadelphia
Florida has declared an emergency as well. These are the states that have active Hepatitis A outbreaks.
By Bruce Y. Lee Contributor

Jul 31, 2019
National Immunization Awareness Month Faces Uphill Battle In Wealthy Areas Of U.S.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. An annual observance held to highlight the importance of vaccinations for people of all ages. However, this year it feels like an oxymoron, as high-income areas of the U.S. have vaccination rates on par with low-income countries around the world.
By Nicole Fishe rContributor

 

Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 3 Aug 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 3 Aug 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 3 Aug 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 3 Aug 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 3 Aug 2019
Africa
Uganda Begins Largest Trial of Experimental Ebola Vaccine
Researchers in Uganda have launched the largest-ever trial of the experimental Ebola vaccine that is expected to be deployed in neighboring Congo, where a deadly outbreak has killed over 1,800 people.
By The Associated Press, Aug. 2

Africa
Congo Races to Contain Ebola After Gold Miner Contaminates Several in Goma
Congolese authorities were racing to contain an Ebola epidemic on Thursday, after a gold miner with a large family contaminated several people in the east’s main city of Goma before dying of the hemorrhagic fever, officials said.
By Reuters, Aug. 2

Africa
Congo Official Says 2nd Ebola Victim in Goma Has Died
A man became the second confirmed Ebola case in the Congolese city of two million, and an official said there appeared to be no link between the case and a previous one announced earlier this month.
By The Associated Press, July 30

U.S.
U.S. Records 16 New Measles Cases as Outbreak Shows Signs of Slowing
The United States recorded 16 new measles cases between July 18 and July 25, federal health officials said on Monday, as the spread of the disease, which has infected 1,164 people this year in the worst U.S. outbreak since 1992, shows signs of slowing.
By Reuters, July 29

 

Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 3 Aug 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]