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HALLIN, Daniel C. et al. Mediatizing Pandemics: Coverage of the 2009 A (H1N1) Flu in Argentina, the United States and Venezuela. Comun. soc [online]. 2020, vol.17, e7207.  Epub Jan 27, 2021. ISSN 0188-252X.

This article explores the mediatization of epidemics as object of public discourse through content analysis of news coverage of the A (H1N1) influenza pandemic of 2009 in Argentina, the United States and Venezuela. The results indicate that newspapers followed efforts by public health authorities to create public engagement and, simultaneously, to contain a sense of alarm and control discourse about the pandemic.

Keywords : Health journalism; epidemics; influenza A (H1N1); mediatization; coverage.

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