MICHAEL MORRIS: State must provide credible data to ease public’s pandemic concerns
While the government is providing information, official agencies are not releasing it in a sufficiently organised way
Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures, but a fundamental requirement of any society that hopes to be resilient in the face of an existential threat as menacing as the Covid-19 pandemic is that it remains open and accountable.
Authoritarian impulses, which always well from a distrust of freedom, underestimate at once the willingness of individuals to act in the collective interest and the risk of their not knowing enough to act at all...
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