We Actually Can Handle the Truth
During a pandemic, rapid behavioural change is crucial, so people cannot be asked to 'keep calm and carry on'. They need clear information if they are to take the crisis seriously enough to listen and to know how to act. In early March 2020, that was my message on social media, in the media and, ultimately, to the Danish government.
This resonates with me as I've been concerned with the, "it will be gone by Easter" and "it's basically just the flu" messaging coming from the highest office in the US.