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Vaccinations , 3M, 3T and Social Awakening, Indonesia’s Economy During the Covid-19 Pandemic


By: Abie

              Socio-economic revival Indonesia optimism began to reverberate after the passing of the vaccination program Covid-19 and penerepan discipline 3M 3M (wear masks, wash hands, keep your distance) and 3T (Tracing, Testing, Treatment). This optimism was formed thanks to good cooperation between the community, medical personnel and the Indonesian government.

              Quoted from the media kontan.id, Minister of Finance (Menkeu) Sri Mulyani Indrawati believed that the Indonesian economy in the first quarter of 2021 the economy could enter into the positive zone. This optimism is based on the corona virus vaccine program (Covid-19) to the plan for mass vaccination and state spending as the driving force for the domestic economy.

“Vaccinations and health protocol measures are the main sentiment of the economy. The success of controlling the corona virus will determine the direction of economic rebound and recovery. ”    

“The Indonesian economy can continuously rebound and recover , it certainly depends on the handling of Covid itself,” said Sri Mulyani.    

In addition, indications of optimism also came from the stock market JCI (I Index This Composite ) which skyrocketed at the beginning of the vaccination program COVID-19. Citing RTI data, at the close of trading on January 11, 2021, the JCI rose two percent or 125.10 points to 6,382.93. The LQ45 stock index climbed 2.22 percent to 1,001.02. All compact reference stock indexes rose.

This phenomenon was strengthened by the statement of the Capital Market observer from the University of Indonesia (UI) , Budi Frensidy , who said there were several sentiments that made this possible, one of which was the COVID-19 vaccine.

              Besides that, by promoting the 3M discipline, currently the social life of the Indonesian people is gradually recovering. Religious activities that had previously stopped several times have also begun to reactivate, despite the implementation of health protocols.

              Optimism awoke amid the public was not running smoothly. Especially at the beginning of the vaccination program launched by the government, various hoaxes appeared as if they were not willing to take the government’s efforts to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic.

              These hoaxes circulate quickly through social media and guard the virtual world from irresponsible individuals. From all angles, attack the vaccine program, starting from medical reasons for halalness and so on. Some of the hoax issues about the Covid-19 vaccine were the most popular, namely, ” Pfizer’s first vaccine recipient Dies. ” The information was spread through social media Facebook, Thursday, January 7, 2021, distributed 251 times, the post contained ” Innalilillahi , the recipient of the first vaccine died. after being injected with the Pfizer vaccine “

              In fact, the person who was first injected with the vaccine from the company Biofarma Pfizer is named Margaret Keenan, a British citizen who is 90 years old and is still alive today. Various other negative issues regarding the vaccine program seemed to impede the government’s efforts to fight Covid-19 in Indonesia.

              Fortunately, various mainstream media have also provided literacy to the public about the vaccine program. These efforts can gradually reduce community distrust to the vaccination program.

              Quoted from the credible health media , there are many benefits from the covid-19 vaccination program as an effort to save Indonesia from the Covid-19 pandemic , including preventing the body from becoming infected with Covid-19, preventing Covid-19 complications, building community group antibodies, minimizing transmission Covid-19.

              Even so , Vaccination is not a god as if if you have received an automatic vaccine, Indonesia will be free from the pandemicovid-19. Vaccination only as a catalyst to keep attention to protocol Healthcare, 3M and 3T behavior that discipline.

) * The author is a citizen living in Medan

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