When examining the swine flu and the responses that are a part of the work place and society, there is also a relation to the media and the way that information is portrayed to society. From one angle, the swine flu and the implications of this virus should be based on complete and truthful information. Having this would allow the public to respond in the correct way and would create a difference in how culture, businesses and different arenas of life looked at the flu. However, there are also other angles that the media adds into the swine flu and different pieces of news. Instead of basing this on complete fact and information, there is a change in the information that is presented. Often, this comes from limited knowledge on the swine flu. At other times, this is related to the cultural stigma that is surrounding what is happening.
While writing this report, I found that it is important to recognize what the media is saying as well as how knowledgeable they are on a subject. It is important to look beyond cultural expectations, information that is presented at a surface level and the way that society responds as a whole as well as in places such as the work place. Looking at the way that media depicts certain ideas and being able to distinguish beyond this is essential to finding the real information and knowledge that is a part of different epidemics, such as the swine