Protecting the Future: Enriching reflections on the Covid-19 pandemic from Interdisciplinary Research

Authors

  • Bayu Mitra A. Kusuma National Dong Hwa University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35898/ghmj-62959

Keywords:

Future, Covid-19 Pandemic, Interdisciplinary Research

Abstract

Covid-19 spreads sporadically throughout the world at a high mortality rate. This virus caused a health crisis that forced the World Health Organization to declare it a global pandemic and caused various countries to implement massive social restrictions. Until March 2023, there were 160,963 deaths because of Covid-19, making Indonesia the second highest in Asia. Indonesia’s lousy experience managing the Covid-19 pandemic should raise awareness that a crisis can occur at any time. Even though the current situation has improved a lot, preparedness and vigilance should not be neglected. No one can guarantee that a pandemic like Covid-19 will not occur again. Based on this situation, it is essential to look more deeply at the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and how scholars in various disciplines deal with it. To analyze future risks, interdisciplinary research is needed. This is a research approach that can link the main issues of the medical and health disciplines with other disciplines, such as the environment, social welfare, and public policy.

References

Aljazeera. (2022). Johnson lifts Covid rules in England as omicron wave has peaked. Aljazeera.com, January 19, 2022. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/1/19/uk-johnson-lifts-covid-rules-england-omicron-wave-peaked.

Beck, U. (1992). Risk society: Towards a new modernity. Translated by Mark Ritter. London: SAGE Publications. https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/risk-society/book203184.

Cucinotta, D. & Vanelli, M. (2020). WHO declares Covid-19 a pandemic. Acta Biomed, 91(1): 157-160. https://doi.org/10.23750/abm.v91i1.9397.

Djalante, R. et al. (2020). Review and analysis of current responses to Covid-19 in Indonesia: Period of January to March 2020. Progress in Disaster Science, 6: 1-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pdisas.2020.100091.

Giddens, A. (1999). Risk and responsibility. The Modern Law Review, 62(1): 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2230.00188.

Indonesian Ministry of Health. (2023). Covid-19 update. Infeksi Emerging Kemenkes, March 16, 2023. https://infeksiemerging.kemkes.go.id/dashboard/covid-19.

Martini, M. et al. (2019). The Spanish Influenza pandemic: A lesson from history 100 years after 1918. Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene, 60(1): E64-E67. https://doi.org/10.15167/2421-4248/jpmh2019.60.1.1205.

Ren, S. Y. et al. (2022). Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) of SARS-CoV-2: Mutation, infectivity, transmission, and vaccine resistance. World Journal of Clinical Cases, 10(1): 1-11. https://doi.org/10.12998/wjcc.v10.i1.1.

Shereen, M. A. et al. (2020). Covid-19 infection: Emergence, transmission, and characteristics of human coronaviruses. Journal of Advanced Research, 24: 91-98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jare.2020.03.005.

Zhao, Y. et al. (2021). Is coronavirus-related research becoming more interdisciplinary? A perspective of co-occurrence analysis and diversity measure of scientific articles. Technology Forecast & Social Change, 175: 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2021.121344.

Downloads

Published

2023-04-08

How to Cite

Kusuma, B. M. A. (2023). Protecting the Future: Enriching reflections on the Covid-19 pandemic from Interdisciplinary Research. GHMJ (Global Health Management Journal), 6(2), 54–56. https://doi.org/10.35898/ghmj-62959

Issue

Section

Guest Editorial