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

Fighting the Pandemic with Up-to-Date Data

People wearing masks in Jakarta: winning the race. Health experts in the world advise that accurate and current data is crucial in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, many provinces in Indonesia are showing tardiness in inputting data on active cases in their areas, so they badly need to make improvements. Among seven provinces in Jawa … Continue reading Fighting the Pandemic with Up-to-Date Data

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!

How Jakarta Fights the 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

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

Hoax Anti-Vaksin dan Kebodohan

Sudah jadi sifat manusia untuk cari sesuatu yang mudah. Jarang ada yang mau mempersulit dirinya, termasuk ketika membaca berita atau cerita di media sosial (medsos). Orang seperti ini seringkali langsung mempercayai berita yang diterimanya di handphone (gadget)-nya, dan secara instan lalu meneruskannya pada teman-teman atau keluarganya di berbagai grup, baik di Whatsapp, di Facebook atau … Continue reading Hoax Anti-Vaksin dan Kebodohan

6 Tips Agar Tidak Terkecoh Hoax

Seperti air dalam sungai, berita ngawur, salah, atau fitnah dan hoax terus mengalir di Media Sosial kita. Terlebih pada hari-hari ketika orang banyak di rumah (dan bingung mau 'ngapain'), banyak orang cepat-cepat meneruskan informasi yang mereka terima kepada orang lain secara sembrono. Seharusnya kita melakukan beberapa kali checking. Cek lagi dan lagi dan lagi, sebelum … Continue reading 6 Tips Agar Tidak Terkecoh Hoax

3 Resep Bahagia dan Panjang Umur

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares … Continue reading 3 Resep Bahagia dan Panjang Umur