The impact that the influenza A (H1N1) pandemic had on news reporting in the state of Paraná, Brazil

Sandra Mara Maciel-Lima, José Miguel Rasia, Rodrigo Cechelero Bagatelli, Giseli Gontarski, Máximo José D. Colares
2015 História, Ciências, Saúde: Manguinhos  
This study aims to analyze how influenza A (H1N1) in 2009 was reported in the state of Paraná. A total of 189 articles were analyzed in two newspapers from Paraná. Pursuant to analysis, four themes were identified: the spread of the virus; the pandemic and fear; influenza in the health service; and influenza in public policies. By studying how influenza A was reported in the media, it was possible to see the social impact that the H1N1 pandemic represented for society, presenting challenges for
more » ... public institutions and ordinary citizens, who sensed that they were in a high-risk group exposed to a potentially lethal virus. This disease radically changed the habits of a globalized community seeking to escape from vulnerability.
doi:10.1590/s0104-59702015000100016 pmid:25742111 fatcat:r55qlhxlqnh3lhczq6qkl6bthy