Give us the bad news – we can take it
The risk of information overload and spreading panic in this crisis is real. But telling us the facts, even when things go wrong, will only strengthen public trust in those leading the fight against Covid-19
Information is power, as Minister for Health Simon Harris said on Wednesday when he announced that a coronavirus information booklet would be delivered to every household in the state.
His message was aimed at the public, but applies equally to those in authority. The government and health officials have been widely and rightly praised for their handling of the Covid-19 crisis so far, a sentiment strengthened by comparison with the often shambolic leadership shown in...
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