How Indonesia Lost the Battle Against the Coronavirus

Image courtesy of Marketwatch Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s response to the pandemic or lack thereof has sparked criticisms within and beyond Indonesia. The hashtag #lockdownordie is currently trending in Indonesia’s social media as Jokowi continues to resist experts’ advice to implement a nationwide lockdown. As of April 28, The Indonesian government has reported more… Read More How Indonesia Lost the Battle Against the Coronavirus

COVID-19: What Indonesia Can Learn From South Korea and Taiwan

Originally published on Fair Observer For Indonesia, a total lockdown could have cataclysmic social and economic consequences. A different approach is needed. As the coronavirus spreads fast in Indonesia, experts believe that the country will become Asia’s new epicenter. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has been criticized for not implementing a nationwide lockdown. Yet such measures would not… Read More COVID-19: What Indonesia Can Learn From South Korea and Taiwan

Why Canada Should Help Developing Countries Fighting to Flatten the Curve

Originally published on the Hamilton Spectator The spread of COVID-19 in developing countries will have catastrophic global consequences. Ottawa’s current $50-million commitment to help developing countries deal with the pandemic is a step in the right direction. However, Canada must do more to assist developing countries to contain the spread of the virus. To date, advanced economies… Read More Why Canada Should Help Developing Countries Fighting to Flatten the Curve

Poor Access to Clean Water Will Make Developing Countries Vulnerable to Coronavirus

World Water Day was recently celebrated to highlight the importance of clean water. Almost all human activities require water, including food production, energy generation, and health provision. Globally, 800 million people, mostly in developing countries, do not have access to clean water. Lack of clean water contributes to a myriad of health problems such as… Read More Poor Access to Clean Water Will Make Developing Countries Vulnerable to Coronavirus