Round Up: A Year of Managing Pandemic Communication

PRINDONESIA.CO | Monday, May 03, 2021
Memasuki fase baru, program vaksinasi nasional, Satgas Penanganan COVID-19 fokus membangun komunikasi yang partisipatif dan dengan memberi contoh untuk perubahan perilaku.

March 2 is the first “anniversary” of COVID-19 in Indonesia. Various dynamics events have been passed, including the strategy to manage communication that is no less troublesome. 

JAKARTA, PRINDONESIA.CO – All these events become valuable lessons. Quoting Suryopratomo’s, who was previously a member of the Public Communication Team of the COVID-19 Response Acceleration Task Force before being appointed as the Indonesian Ambassador to Singapore on September 14, 2020, statement on Media Indonesia, it took a century from the Spanish flu to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the future, he believes that a similar pandemic will come sooner. 

This belief refers to Fareed Zakaria’s recent book, titled Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World. In the book, Zakaria mentioned that nature imbalance and global warming are factors that can trigger the emergence of new diseases. “Disease of tomorrow is a certainty,” Suryopratomo said. 

Therefore, every country, even the world needs to be ready to anticipate the disease that will come. This issue even became a special discussion at the Temasek Foundation in January 2021.