Posted in: Public health

Local politics, Pilkada and the pandemic

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Can Indonesia hold elections for regional heads in December without leading to a spike in Covid-19 infections, or opening the floodgates to vote buying? Dr Mada Sukmajati examines the risks.

Talking Indonesia: Covid-19 and community engagement

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In Talking Indonesia this week, Dr Dirk Tomsa chats to Associate Professor Sharyn Graham Davies, Najmah, and Yeni about the community initiatives attempting to control the spread of coronavirus.

What is Ma’ruf Amin doing?

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Vice President Ma'ruf Amin has been conspicuously absent from efforts to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr Daniel Peterson looks at what he has been up to.

Talking Indonesia: Covid-19 and mental health

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What impact has the Covid-19 pandemic had on mental health in Indonesia? In a special 'Policy in Focus' episode of Talking Indonesia, Dr Dave McRae speaks to Dr Wayan Suriastini about a recent survey on anxiety and depression during the Covid-19 crisis.

Talking Indonesia: Covid-19 and public health responses

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Why are Indonesia’s case numbers of Covid-19 lower than early modelling predicted? Is testing adequate? What does the future hold, now that restrictions are being lifted? Dr Jemma Purdey discusses these issues and more with Dr Pandu Riono in Talking Indonesia.

Talking Indonesia: Covid-19 and the economy

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What can Indonesia do to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 while also minimising the damage to the economy? Dr Charlotte Setijadi discusses this and more with Dr Puspa Delima Amri in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Talking Indonesia: reporting Covid-19

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What explains the vastly different tone in foreign and Indonesian reporting on the Indonesian government’s response to Covid-19? Dr Dirk Tomsa explores the issue with Indonesian journalist Febriana Firdaus and ABC journalist Max Walden in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

How to stop mudik during the Covid-19 pandemic

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The annual mass exodus that occurs at the end of Ramadan could be disastrous for the spread of Covid-19. Dimas Budi Prasetyo and Lury Sofyan that if the government had provided clear and direct messaging, more Indonesians might have changed their behaviour.

Taking Jokowi to court over Covid-19: is the government liable?

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Dissatisfied with the official response to Covid-19, a group of business workers are pursuing a class action lawsuit against the government. The case shows the public are willing to hold those in power accountable, writes Laras Susanti.

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