What did the U.S. learn from the H1N1 pandemic?

April 24, 2010
by Tina Reed
Association of Health Care Journalists

Getting consistent health messages out in the world of the 24-hour news cycle was one of the leading challenges facing public health officials as the H1N1 flu pandemic news unfolded in the past year, a panel of experts said at Health Journalism 2010 conference.

"Communication in 2010 is a really tricky situation. The Secretary often said, ‘This is the first pandemic done in the age of the Internet'," said Anne Schuchat, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

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