Abraham Lincoln is often (mis-)quoted as saying “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.”
The origins of “…and beer” are certainly much disputed. However, the sentiment the phrase carries may still find meaning in the modern world, in the midst of the current pandemic and all the turmoil it has provoked. We need confidence in the truth and we absolutely need beer, if we are to rise to meet the challenges of this crisis.