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
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
Please find many articles in English and Indonesian languages published in the following media: English Publications: The Jakarta Post: The Jakarta Post, 23 June 2021 -- Flattening the Curve by Increasing Perceived Risk. The Jakarta Post, 2 June 2021 -- Five Future Strategies for Fighting COVID-19.The Jakarta Post, 2 May 2021 – Mudik: You Want … Continue reading List of Publication
It is crucial to calculate real risk which can emerge as a serious crisis.
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
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!
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
Syafiq Basri Assegaff *) AFTER a year of the Covid-19 pandemic, it still seems not easy to get a sheer picture of the outbreak in Indonesia. But its capital, Jakarta, is showing transparent data including the way it is treating the situation. What Jakarta has been doing in responding to the pandemic seemingly is based … Continue reading How Jakarta Fights the Pandemic
Sejak Maret 2021, tulisan ini sudah menyarankan agar pemerintah membenahi program vaksinasi. Meski cepat mengejar herd immunity, jangan terlalu sibuk dengan data.
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
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?
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?