War on virus will be won on persuasion, buy-in, not guns - News Summed Up

War on virus will be won on persuasion, buy-in, not guns


This is evidenced by how keenly many have adapted to the simple regime of properly washing hands as frequently as possible. However, I believe a majority appreciate the urgent need for drastic measures, beyond voluntary social distancing, to contain the coronavirus. But instead of using education and persuasion, the government, in typical fashion, responds with brute force. Even if the men in uniform were provoked by stone throwers and hecklers, they should have responded with utmost restraint. They also undermined public support for the very tough measures that are vital to a successful war against the coronavirus.


Source: Daily Nation March 30, 2020 21:33 UTC



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