- Jul 13, 2016
I'm not even saying anything about lock down. At this point it is likely to be ineffective anyway. But what about more simple stuff? There is not a single law about mask wearing for example, never mind what standards those masks should be. There is no serious grass root socialization on Covid-19 prevention.A cratering economy can also have severe health impacts - especially in a country without a generous social safety net. There is no guarantee that imposing draconian lockdown measures would even work in a country like Indonesia. We get to a point where one has to analyze in terms of "acceptable risk". In a country where the poorest residents are not too far removed from starvation, the moral calculus is different from that of a fully developed western country.
I see a lot of slogans, such as GERMAS - Gerakan masyarakat hidup sehat, or perilaku hidup bersih sehat or Pola Hidup Bersih dan Sehat, but I couldn't tell you what that means in practice. This is a big failure on the part of educating the public.