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 18 Jan 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Accessed 18 Jan 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Accessed 18 Jan 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

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

 

Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 18 Jan 2020
Editors’ Pick Jan 12, 2020
Fighting Polio: What Happened In 2019 And What Is Next
Bruce Y. Lee Senior Contributor

 

Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
Accessed 18 Jan 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

Foreign Policy
http://foreignpolicy.com/
Accessed 18 Jan 2020
China Deserves Some Credit for Its Handling of the Wuhan Pneumonia
The country’s response to this outbreak has been far better than to SARS, although even more information-sharing is important.
Argument |
Daniel Lucey, Annie Sparrow

 

The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 18 Jan 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 18 Jan 2020
[No new, unique, relevant content]

 

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 18 Jan 2020
New York
How Anti-Vaccine Activists Doomed a Bill in New Jersey
Angry parents, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group and anti-vaccine celebrities rallied to outmatch one of the state’s most powerful elected leaders.
By Tracey Tully, Sharon Otterman and Jan Hoffman
Jan. 16

 

Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 18 Jan 2020
Vaccine foes raise more money than supporters ahead of vote
Jan 16, 2020
AUGUSTA, Maine — A group that wants to overturn Maine’s law eliminating religious and philosophical exemptions for vaccinations raised more than three times more money than supporters of the law, according to campaign finance reports.
Mainers for Health and Parental Rights reported $203,988 in contributions and loans to press for rejection of the law in a statewide referendum on the March 3 ballot. Top donors included a University of Maine professor who gave $13,500, according to the Maine Ethics Commission Campaign Finance website.
A group that wants to keep the law, Maine Families for Vaccines PAC, reported raising $58,098. The top donors were the Maine Hospital Association, which gave $25,000, and the Maine Academy of Family Physicians, which gave nearly $5,000…