Public views of the uk media and government reaction to the 2009 swine flu pandemic

  title={Public views of the uk media and government reaction to the 2009 swine flu pandemic},
  author={Shona Hilton and Emily R Smith},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
BACKGROUND The first cases of influenza A/H1N1 (swine flu) were confirmed in the UK on 27th April 2009, after a novel virus first identified in Mexico rapidly evolved into a pandemic. The swine flu outbreak was the first pandemic in more than 40 years and for many, their first encounter with a major influenza outbreak. This study examines public understandings of the pandemic, exploring how people deciphered the threat and perceived they could control the risks. METHODS Purposive sampling was… CONTINUE READING
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