Posts with tag: Covid-19

Mandatory vaccination will not solve Indonesia’s Covid-19 problem

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Rather than penalising individuals who refuse vaccination, the Indonesian government would be better off actively engaging with the public and examining why scepticism around the Covid-19 vaccine remains prevalent.

Indonesia is betting on CoronaVac in its fight against Covid-19. But will it work?

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Indonesia has moved quickly to set up a national program to vaccinate against Covid-19. But it faces major challenges in vaccinating the population in a timely and effective manner.

Talking Indonesia: Covid-19 and the vaccine

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What are the challenges involved with vaccinating Indonesia's large and diverse population against Covid-19? Is the government taking the right approach? Will the CoronaVac vaccine do the job? Dr Jemma Purdey chats to Dr Ines Atmosukarto in the first episode of Talking Indonesia for 2021.

Does Indonesian policy on Covid-19 vaccination discriminate against the elderly?

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The government’s Covid-19 vaccination program is initially focusing on ‘productive’ adults aged 18-59. This will put vulnerable elderly populations at risk.

Talking Indonesia: Covid-19 and religious leaders

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What role can religious leaders and institutions play in controlling the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia? Dr Charlotte Setijadi chats to Dr Syafiq Hasyim in the final Talking Indonesia episode for 2020.

Best of 2020

Indonesia at Melbourne will again be taking a break over the Christmas and New Year period. Here we list the most popular articles and podcast episodes, plus a few of our favourites, from 2020. We look forward to seeing you again when we return in January.

Parenting in a pandemic: will Covid-19 boost equality in parenting?

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Early research shows how the pandemic highlights inequalities at home but also creates opportunities for positive change, writes SurveyMETER’s Dani Alfah.

Talking Indonesia: Covid-19 and small business

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How has the Covid-19 crisis affected micro, small and medium enterprises? Has government assistance made a difference? Dr Dave McRae discusses these issues and more with Nurul Widyaningrum in a special Policy in Focus episode of Talking Indonesia.

Is Indonesia’s health system prepared for peak Covid-19?

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As case numbers continue to climb, Indonesia is yet to see the worst of the pandemic. How will its health system fare? Tri Aktariyani and Putu Eka Andayani take a look at the system’s preparedness.

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