Hoax, Bahaya Infodemi dan Covid-19

Artikel ini aslinya dimuat pada harian Kompas, Senin 21 Juni 2021 (halaman 7) dengan judul "Bahaya Infodemi dan Covid-19" -- klik di sini. Perlu sekitar 5 menit untuk membaca tulisan 1400-an kata ini. Ini adalah tentang infodemi. Terma tentang fenomena adanya ‘wabah informasi kesehatan’, yang belakangan dipenuhi fakta palsu yang menyesatkan. Banyak bukti menunjukkan dampak … Continue reading Hoax, Bahaya Infodemi dan Covid-19

Between political legacy and the pandemic

Indonesia is swimming in Covid-19. The curve rocketed significantly in the past two months, added with the news that a doctor opposed the handling of the pandemic. The original article was published in the New Straits Times, Malaysia, on 25 July 2021. Pictures added separately. This is exacerbated by vaccination hoaxes and the denial of … Continue reading Between political legacy and the pandemic

Success in Fighting the Pandemic: Hopes from Jakarta

Note: Since first time it was published, this article has been updated from time to time, so that readers can have better comprehension in the reading. [Sejak awal diterbitkan, tulisan ini mengalami perbaikan dari waktu ke waktu, agar pembaca mendapatkan informasi terbaru.] AFTER 18 months of the Covid-19 pandemic, it still seems not easy to … Continue reading Success in Fighting the Pandemic: Hopes from Jakarta

Five future strategies for fighting COVID-19

Syafiq Basri Assegaff (The Jakarta Post) Jakarta Wed, June 2, 2021 It seems we may have to reconsider our optimism, which blossomed thanks to the mass vaccination program, following the recent Idul Fitri holiday in mid-May. The likelihood of achieving herd immunity against SARS-CoV-2 has remained low due to two important factors: not all individuals … Continue reading Five future strategies for fighting COVID-19

You Want Me to Turn Back from this “Mudik”? No Way!

By: Syafiq Basri Assegaff. [The writer is a medical doctor who teaches at the LSPR Communication & Business Institute in Jakarta.] It needs 5 minutes to read. Please check the original article in the Jakarta Post (3 May 2021) which was also republished by The Star Malaysia (9 May 2012) via this link. In the … Continue reading You Want Me to Turn Back from this “Mudik”? No Way!

The Bigger Threat the Better in Pandemic

With the new wave threatening countries like Indonesia after the Idul Fitri long holiday (May-June 2012), it is paramount for the Indonesian government to emphasize the 'bigger threat perception' strategy to the citizen. This article, written in The Jakarta Post last February 24, 2021, tell us why. Although there has been an increase in COVID-19 … Continue reading The Bigger Threat the Better in Pandemic

Improve Vaccination Program

In fact, the disease will persist for the next few years, and it looks likely to turn into an endemic in some countries, not pandemic (worldwide) anymore. The original article published in Kompas daily, 26 March 2021; can be accessed via this link in Kompas.id. Baca versi asli dalam bahasa Indonesia (read the Indonesian version … Continue reading Improve Vaccination Program

Malapetaka Masih Mengancam, Meski Ada Vaksin?

Dokter ini menyapa anaknya dari balik pintu kaca: demi mencegah penularan. Oleh Syafiq Basri Assegaff*Kompas.com - 14/01/2021, 06:00 WIB Artikel ini, dimuat pada laman Kompas.com, pada 14 Januari 2021, dengan judul, "Varian Baru Corona dan Senjata Vaksin Kita, Jangan Sampai Malapetaka Datang." Silakan klik di sini untuk tautan di Kompas.com itu. SAAT ini kita memang … Continue reading Malapetaka Masih Mengancam, Meski Ada Vaksin?

Mengapa Varian Baru Covid-19 Lebih Berbahaya?

Waktu untuk membaca: sekitar 7-8 menit. Varian baru virus Covid-19 terjadi karena mutasi, sebuah peristiwa yang selalu terjadi pada virus. Tetapi sebelum membahas itu, baik kita bayangkan ini: Pada sebuah kompleks perumahan, ada 14 keluarga ‘baik-baik’ dari empat RT berbeda yang pindah, lalu rumah mereka kemudian dihuni teroris, “preman,” dan kelompok radikal. Tiga rumah lain … Continue reading Mengapa Varian Baru Covid-19 Lebih Berbahaya?

Perkara Virus Covid-19 yang Jarang Diungkap

Tulisan ini telah dipublikasikan harian Kompas, Selasa 29 Desember 2020, halaman 7. Syafiq Basri Assegaff(Dokter, dan pengajar di Institut Komunikasi dan Bisnis LSPR, Jakarta) Anda bisa membaca artikel aslinya di pranala berikut (harus berlangganan): https://www.kompas.id/baca/opini/2020/12/29/perkara-virus-covid-19-yang-jarang-diungkap/ Setelah sepuluh bulan wabah Covid-19 menghantui kita, tampaknya masih banyak yang bingung tentang apa dan bagaimana virus itu. Padahal memahami … Continue reading Perkara Virus Covid-19 yang Jarang Diungkap