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 14 Dec 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 14 Dec 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 14 Dec 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

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

 

Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 14 Dec 2019
Dec 12, 2019
How Prepared Are We For The Next Pandemic? Not Very, Experts Show
Global leaders in public health, industry, and government faced hard questions in a pandemic preparedness exercise called Event 201.

Dec 10, 2019
Physician Paul Farmer Reflects On Health Solutions Brought To Medical Deserts And The Places Still In Dire Need
At the eighth annual Forbes Healthcare Summit, medical anthropologist Paul Farmer talked about the impact of Partners In Health, the organization he cofounded in 1987.
By Katherine Love Forbes Staff

 

Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 14 Dec 2019
Economic Development   January/February 2020
Comment
How Poverty Ends
In the absence of a magic potion for development, the best way for a country to profoundly transform millions of lives is not to try in vain to boost growth. It is to…
Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo

 

Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 14 Dec 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 14 Dec 2019
Global health
Spike in Ebola cases alarms health officials in DRC
Peter Beaumont
Fri 13 Dec 2019
Health officials are investigating an alarming spike in Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with many blamed on a single individual who appears to have contracted the disease for a second time this year.

 

New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 14 Dec 2019
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 14 Dec 2019
Asia Pacific
Samoa Extends Measles State of Emergency, NZ to Fund Pacific Vaccination Campaign
The South Pacific island nation of Samoa on Saturday extended a state of emergency due to a measles outbreak which has killed 72 people, mostly infants, as New Zealand announced NZ$1 million ($640,700) to help combat measles in the Pacific.
By Reuters

Opinion
Terminally Ill at 25 and Fighting Fake News on Vaccines
In 2015, an anti-vaccination campaign in Ireland caused a sudden fall in the uptake of the HPV vaccine. Then Laura Brennan got involved.
Dec. 11 By David Robert Grimes

Health
A Research Nonprofit Shutters TB Vaccine Effort and Lays Off Scientists
A financially troubled Seattle research institute cut back programs, leaving researchers to find new homes for work on infectious diseases like tuberculosis and leprosy.
Dec. 13 By Katie Thomas

U.S.
Doctors End Protest to Demand Flu Vaccines for Migrants
A group of doctors on Wednesday ended a three-day protest against the U.S. government’s refusal to allow the flu vaccine be administered to migrants, following the arrests of six demonstrators outside a Border Patrol regional headquarters in San Diego.
Dec. 11 By The Associated Press

U.S.
Arkansas Judge Denies Students’ Appeal to Vaccination Policy
A judge has denied two University of Arkansas students’ request to block a public health decree that has barred them from attending classes during a mumps outbreak because they don’t have the proper vaccinations.
Dec. 11 By The Associated Press

Asia Pacific
Malaysia Vaccinating for Polio After First Case in 27 Years
Malaysia began a vaccination campaign in a rural town on Borneo island after a 3-month-old boy was confirmed to have polio in the country’s first case of the highly infectious virus in 27 years.
Dec. 8 By The Associated Press

 

Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 14 Dec 2019
Doctors protested Border Patrol to offer flu vaccines to detained migrants. They left in handcuffs
Katie Shepherd · Morning Mix · Dec 12, 2019