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A reasonable response to a crisis

There’s a lot of hysteria in the news just now. Much of the media we consume derives from a very narrow source. Traditional frontline reporting has been reduced to a collating of premade stories.

The rigid conformity of the news agenda is shaped to instil fear. Action based on misinformation tends to be misguided. Panic buying is an effect of this.

Yes, there is a global pandemic. But, how we respond can steer the outcome. A considered and appropriate response is possible.

If we look beyond the headlines to the broader implications of the current situation, what do we see?