This is becoming a repeat of the bushfires in terms of keeping the public informed as the crisis unfolds. We had pretty good information a month ago - but now all the information is getting locked down or suppressed; or you get "condensed summaries" of things happening thousands of kms/miles away and crickets about more urgent situations less than 10 kms/miles away. This is when you start seeing a lot of otherwise preventable deaths because the people who are most closely affected are being kept in the dark and fed bullshit. Sure we could use more toilet paper, but what we really need is the straight truth as told by the people who are in the trenches on the front lines. Not the distilled truth as told by people who are worried about the impact of the situation on their political career, or a website that gets updated once or twice a day. If it really is like the bushfires, those updates happen much less frequently and the accuracy of the information falls dramatically when the shit hits the fan. I'm mentioning this because both the shit and the fan are on a collision course right now.
Thank you for your time.