What were some social or economic effects of the virus of the H1N1 pandemic in 2009?

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Economically, most of the effects of the virus had to do with lost revenues.  During the time that the pandemic was going on, various kinds of activities stopped or slowed down.  This was particularly true of activities that required travel (like tourism) or that required mass gatherings (like conventions).  

Socially, the most important impact of course was on the people who had loved ones die.  The mortality was not huge, but it was significant and caused pain for many people.  The pandemic also caused there to be more thinking and planning by government officials with regard to how they might react more effectively in the event of another pandemic.