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 11 Jan 2020
Science
The Virus Buried in a 100-Year-Old Lung
Scientists have managed to sequence the genome of a measles virus that infected a 2-year-old girl who died in 1912.
Sarah Zhang January 9, 2020

 

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 11 Jan 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 11 Jan 2020
Sick days
A rare outbreak of polio reflects the Philippines’ poor health care
Distributing vaccines to 7,000 islands is not easy
Jan 9th 2020
MANILA
FOR NINETEEN years the Philippines was free from polio. But in September the announcement came that two children living in provinces 900 miles apart had been paralysed by a vaccine-derived strain of the disease. The strain was also found in sewage and in a waterway. Foreign and domestic health authorities have since jumped into action. The next in a series of immunisation drives starts on January 20th on the southern island of Mindanao…

 

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

 

Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 11 Jan 2020
Jan 10, 2020,
Vaccination Rates Rise In California After Personal Belief Exemptions Curbed
Clary Estes Contributor

 

Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 11 Jan 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 11 Jan 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 11 Jan 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 11 Jan 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 11 Jan 2020
Opinion
You Are Unvaccinated and Got Sick. These Are Your Odds.
Comparing the dangerous effects of three diseases with the minimal side effects of their corresponding vaccines.
By Peter J. Hotez and Bill Marsh Jan. 9

U.S.
After a Measles Scare, Seattle Cracks Down on Vaccine Compliance
At a time when states and school districts are trying to increase vaccination rates, an aggressive strategy in Seattle appears to be paying off.
By Mike Baker

 

Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 11 Jan 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]