Posted in: Public health

Jakarta fishing community forgotten as Covid-19 begins to bite

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Muhammad Afif Qoyim writes that social restrictions are having profound social and economic consequences for poor and marginalised residents of Jakarta, such as the fishing community of Kali Adem.

Too much reporting on Covid-19 in Indonesia is missing context

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Constant reporting on the potential for “disaster” has failed to acknowledge that many of the factors that amplify the risks of Covid-19 for the Indonesian population are structural, writes Associate Professor Linda Rae Bennett.

‘Home is not safe’: domestic violence increases as Covid-19 pandemic takes hold

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Balawyn Jones writes that as the Covid-19 pandemic intensifies in Indonesia, domestic violence is emerging as a parallel public health crisis.

When religion meets Covid-19 in Indonesia: more than a matter of conservatives and moderates

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It is overly simplistic to label those who defy recommendations on physical distancing to worship at mosques, churches and temples as radicals or extremists, writes Dr Nadirsyah Hosen.

Talking Indonesia: the government's Covid-19 response

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What considerations have informed the government’s response to Covid-19? What challenges does it face, and does the crisis threaten the government’s legitimacy? Dr Dave McRae chats to President Joko Widodo's former deputy chief of staff Dr Yanuar Nugroho in Talking Indonesia.

Covid-19, inequality and Jakarta’s urban poor: resilient, but at great risk

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As Indonesia grapples with the spread of Covid-19, a disproportionate burden and risk is being worn by the urban poor. Dr Ian Wilson looks at the ways in which the urban poor are taking action in the face of limited government support.

Talking Indonesia: the Covid-19 emergency

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Why has the Indonesian response to Covid-19 been so ineffective? How can disagreements over its management be resolved? Dr Dirk Tomsa discusses these issues and more with Dr Riris Andono Ahmad in Talking Indonesia.

Getting the numbers on coronavirus in Indonesia

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Modelling indicates an urgent need for action by the government, health authorities, and the public, writes Ben Phillips

Is democracy a help or a hindrance in fighting pandemics?

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Scholars have said China had an "authoritarian advantage" in responding to SARS in 2002-2003. But Robertus Robet writes that in the case of Covid-19, there appears to be no such advantage.

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