Transparency is the only way.
Lying to the public to prevent panic only generates fear and distrust.
Lying to the public breeds civil unrest.
In order for true democratic processes to occur, the public must be treated as composed of rational adults.
I believe humanity is capable of greatness when faced with severe exigencies and when offered leadership that is honest and aims for the long term public welfare.
It is time to engage the public as rational beings.
And the public must resist the seductions of violence and instead follow the great leaders who have pursued change through non-violent means.