Unformatted text preview: lack of control govt/science should be managing disease- sensationalism (age of 24-hr broadcast need to keep public attention)- American metaphors (target audience/demographic)- reasons why media coverage hits the target :- Americans are often unfamiliar w/ political/medical background in the country - there is a level of trust for what the media tells us- we look for “guidelines on how to feel/react” 1993: flesh-eating bacteria outbreak ( Streptococcus pyogenes ) joke when in UK; US cases found later- Top 10 Global Infectious Diseases: Mortality 1. pneumonia 6. hepB 2. diarrhea 7. measles 3. TB 8. neonatal tetanus 4. malaria 9. pertussis 5. AIDS 10. worms...
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- Fall '07
- HARRINGTON, L
- Infectious Disease, health news media, eye-catching neon-colored bacteria/viruses, American media formula, w/ political/medical background