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Indonesia's critical role in reforming global health system: Jakarta Post contributor

The writer says the world should look at pandemics as a chance to make the necessary changes in order to be healthy and live safely in the future.

A nurse prepares a booster dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in Jakarta on Jan 12, 2022. PHOTO: AFP
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JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Covid-19 pandemic has caught almost all countries off guard, leaving each and every single one to battle it out - or so go the common media headlines. Many have consciously likened this pandemic to a war, which is rather inaccurate.

Traditionally, when a war was perceived to be won, a celebration awaited and victors marched in a cheery parade. And they will live happily ever after. Battling a virus is a completely different game. The thing with this pandemic is that it leaves behind so many "what ifs" and "should haves" in our minds.

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