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Oversight Of Technical Platforms Critical In Preventing Spread Of Medical Misinformation

Financial Times: Measles outbreak is a reminder of the power of viral information Marietje Schaake, Dutch politician and member of the European Parliament “…While authorities scramble to contain [measles], the influence of information taken from the internet on people’s real-life choices is undeniable. … It is now time for systematic…

Media Outlets Examine Challenges To Ebola Response In DRC

National Geographic: The world’s second-biggest Ebola outbreak is still raging. Here’s why. “…Now, teams trying to track the spread of the disease are finding fresh cases with no obvious connection to previous patients, leading some health specialists to worry that the end of this epidemic is nowhere in sight. Efforts…

CFR Expert Discusses Success Of Experimental Ebola Vaccine In DRC

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Africa in Transition”: The Ebola Vaccine Is Highly Effective in Eastern Congo John Campbell, Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa Policy Studies at CFR, discusses the success of an experimental Ebola vaccine developed by Merck & Co being used in the Democratic Republic of the Congo…

FPiF Piece Examines DRC Ebola Outbreak, Including Roles Of WHO, U.S.

Foreign Policy in Focus: The Next Ebola Epidemic William Minter, editor of AfricaFocus Bulletin, examines the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including the application of lessons learned from the West African Ebola outbreak that ended in 2016. Minter also addresses the response to the…

U.N. Dispatch Discusses New WHO Measles Data

U.N. Dispatch: There Has Been a 300% Increase in Measles Cases This Year Mark Leon Goldberg, executive editor of U.N. Dispatch, discusses recent World Health Organization (WHO) data showing a significant increase in measles globally. Goldberg also quotes from a piece by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore and WHO Director-General…

Decline In Measles Vaccine Coverage Contributes To Global Resurgence, Experts Say

NIH: Decline in measles vaccination is causing a preventable global resurgence of the disease “In 2000, measles was declared to be eliminated in the United States, when no sustained transmission of the virus was seen in this country for more than 12 months. Today, however, the United States and many…

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