Global Health Now  |  September 14, 2020

“The surest way to instill fear and panic in the population is to hide the truth from them,” says Lawrence Gostin, JD, director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University. “When people aren’t sure that they’re being told the whole truth, if there are mixed messages coming from the president and public health officials, they are much more likely to become fearful and confused.”

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