I would like to contrast this conversation of Edmund and Gloucester with the contemporary COVID scenario where Edmund acts as the Indian Government who try to hide the reality by not putting up measures that they adopt to control the spread of coronavirus while Gloucester is the watchdog i.e, the media and Supreme court who are firm in demanding total transparency.
EDMUND I know no news, my lord. GLOUCESTER What paper were you reading? EDMUND Nothing, my lord. GLOUCESTER No? What needed then that terrible dispatch  of it into your pocket? The quality of nothing hath not such need to hide itself. Let’s see. Come, if it be nothing, I shall not need spectacles.
Act 1 Scene 2