2020-03-26 01:18:00 UTC
What are we doing here? —
Coronavirus: Is it too much to ask for an actual plan?
Editorial: We need someone who can explain how we'll deal with the
John Timmer - Mar 25, 2020 10:17 pm UTC
In difficult and frightening times, it's normal for a certain amount of
confusion and misinformation to spread. The existence of social media and
hyperpartisan "news" outlets undoubtedly exacerbate the problem, but even
those are just exaggerated versions of things that have been with us for
A reality-based plan, clearly communicated by people who understand it,
will help the public understand three things: what sacrifices will need
to be made, what we will get in return for them, and, most importantly,
how these sacrifices will be brought to an end. It's tragic that, nearly
three months into this growing crisis, we still lack such clear
communications from our leaders.