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COVID-19 Now and Later

Remember that good health is a precious asset that requires proper maintenance. The Covid-19 pandemic has shown that although health may not be everything, without health everything is nothing.

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Kompas daily on Saturday, 6 May 2023, published an article titled "Covid-19 Emergency Phase Ends". According to the World Health Organization director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the number of Covid-19 cases and deaths is decreasing. The pressure on the healthcare system has also greatly decreased, while population immunity had also increased from vaccination and infection.

Many countries around the world have resumed activities as they were before the Covid-19 pandemic. These various considerations have led the WHO to declare that Covid-19 is no longer a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), or the Indonesian term that I introduced when serving as the Health Ministry director general, Kedaruratan Kesehatan Masyarakat yang Meresahkan Dunia (KKMMD). It is also important to know the true meaning of PHEIC/KKMMD.

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