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  • Tired of Ever-Changing Terminology
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    Tired of Ever-Changing Terminology

    The government hesitated to extend the emergency public activity restrictions. The State Intelligence Agency estimates public anxiety is increasing.

  • Regional Budget May Be Diverted
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    Regional Budget May Be Diverted

    Efforts to mitigate the pandemic in some regions are disorganized. The central government is considering the option to divert the regions’ Covid-19 mitigation budget.

  • Falsified Covid-19 Data
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    Falsified Covid-19 Data

    Several regional governments are being accused of falsifying Covid-19 data. The East Java governor allegedly allowed for Covid case numbers to be reported in stages, to prevent the chart from spiking. Panic broke out after the central government announced that it would distribute free drugs.

  • The Impact of PPKM on People’s Economy
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    The Impact of PPKM on People’s Economy

    The impact of the public activity restrictions (PPKM) slashes people’s income and economy, particularly those working during the curfew.

  • I Did Not Push for Paid Vaccines
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    I Did Not Push for Paid Vaccines

    A Tempo special interview with State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir regarding the flack surrounding paid vaccination.

  • Waiting for Independence
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    Waiting for Independence

    The government aims for a high vaccination rate until August. But the vaccine supply is low.

  • Aid from Overseas
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    Aid from Overseas

    The government lobbied several countries to meet Indonesia’s demand for vaccines. Vaccine supply in the regions is diminishing.

  • Controversial Vaccination
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    Controversial Vaccination

    The paid vaccination program for individuals was canceled following criticism. Cabinet members are divided in their position on the program. Meanwhile, businesses complain that the private vaccination program for companies has various leaks. They are preparing to independently import vaccines.

  • BNPB’s Right of Reply
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    BNPB’s Right of Reply

    BNPB responds to Questionable Quarantine report.

  • Oxygen Scarcity
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    Oxygen Scarcity

    An interview with Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin on the collapse of health system amid the Covid-19 second wave attack. Minister Budi also spoke about cabinet meetings held to acquire oxygen during a scarcity.

  • Questionable Quarantine
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    Questionable Quarantine

    Indonesian citizens who returned to the country were said to be positive for Covid-19 when undergoing a quarantine period at hotels. Officers refused independent retesting.

  • Three Tanks, Eleven Patients
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    Three Tanks, Eleven Patients

    Amid the collapse of the health care system, the public shows solidarity. People try to save lives and prevent transmission.

  • The Collapse of Our Hospitals
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    The Collapse of Our Hospitals

    Indonesia’s health care is crashing due to the spike in Covid-19 cases. To overcome the collapse of hospitals, the government worked hard to increase the capacities of isolation wards and hunt for medical oxygen, even in Singapore. Amid this situation, more and more doctors and nurses died from Covid-19.

  • In-Class Learning During Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Conflicts over the Magic Pill
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    Conflicts over the Magic Pill

    Indian doctors disagree on the use of ivermectin to treat Covid-19 patients. The decline in Covid cases has also been due to regional lockdowns and vaccination.

  • Smuggling an Old Drug
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    Smuggling an Old Drug

    Patients are taking ivermectin to treat Covid-19. The drug has been used at state-owned hospitals since the end of 2020.

  • Worm Drug Hype
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    Worm Drug Hype

    The Food and Drug Monitoring Agency raided a factory that had been manufacturing poor quality ivermectin. To garner support for the use of the anti-parasite drug, Harsen lobbied several government officials. Wishing to keep up, the state-owned enterprises ministry is pushing Indofarma to produce a similar medicine. It seems businesses have been taking advantage of Covid-19.

  • Right of Reply of Ahmad Iman Syukri
  • Hoaxes in the Way of Vaccination
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    Hoaxes in the Way of Vaccination

    Several regions have not yet reached their vaccination targets. Vaccine shipments from overseas are late.

  • The Delta Attack
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    The Delta Attack

    A rise in new Covid-19 positive cases has hospitals overwhelmed. The government was considered as late in banning flights from red zone countries, causing the new delta variant to spread easily.

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