I know what you mean. It is hard to know what to trust anymore. I don't understand why these Governments wants to keep people in dark (may be some kind of "information is power" thinking).
Now I am even more interested to read your book! For me the personal impact of these experiences is far far more interesting than anything else. The time is right for your book now as the whole world is in a bit of a chaos and may be we can all benefit from the experiences of others.