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Secrecy is the Best Friend of COVID-19

By Steve Key

Executive Director

Hoosier State Press Association

Secrecy is the best friend of COVID-19. It spreads like wildfire when no one knows it is present in your community or if you’ve been exposed to it through a family member or grocery store or at work.

Conversely, transparency is our best defense to defeat the Coronavirus. When federal, state and local officials are forthright about what is occurring and what is being done to combat the pandemic, it builds trust among all that the situation is serious and each of us must modify our behavior to protect ourselves and everyone around us. Transparency also holds our elected officials accountable in the fight against the virus.


For full article, see this week’s edition of the Parke County Sentinel.

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