A lack of vaccinations and leaky travel bans fuelled Indonesia’s new Covid-19 cases, correspondent Linda Yulisman tells Asian Insider.

0:00 – Introduction
1:20 – What led to the surge in infections?
3:13 – Hospital beds in Java filling up fast.
5:00 – 5% of population fully vaccinated so far
7:15 – Many of us know people who have died

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33 thoughts on “Indonesia's Covid-19 crisis deepens: Delta variant behind surge of cases taxing hospitals”
  1. Wew, i still cant believe the actions of those people. Is it so a must to travel in " mudik" way to their village in pandemics??

    After that those nasty, egoistic people bring back the virus n then the people that dont do this travel becomes the victim.
    Certainly, the great demise will follow.

    Gosh, I just cant believe this.

  2. Indonesia got a large population and despite their efforts, only 5.4% vaccinated (as per now). With Delta high transmitibility, Indonesian really need super huge luck to not end up like India.

  3. Greetings from Macau China! We rub some tiger balm on the palms, inhale (breath in from the nose) several times. This is to protect the respiratory system against virus. Whenever heading out and coming home, I will do it. God bless Indonesia!!

  4. And 15,472 rip 1,509,266 injuries as of 19th June: European Database of Adverse Drug Reactions for COVID-19 “Vaccines”

  5. Well 7,000 rip 411,900 injuries as of 25th June: American Database of Adverse Drug Reactions for COVID-19 “Vaccines” (Actual numbers are likely 10x)

  6. I have neigbour, they are 2 mothers family. Both with high glucose…the one have threatment glucose with the doctor and twice vacinated covid 19 but she is die last week, but the other one she is really dont like any medical treatment for the high glucose even vacine covid 19 as well, but she is survive and stay healthy until now. She just do dietary and drink herb…what do you think, are she just lucky?

  7. I'm Indonesian Chinese. I totally understand the difficulty of people surviving during this pandemic, especially for those who have financial crisis. But I still wanna say that this is the results of not working together. If all of us stayed at home, abide the law, follow the measures government input then this might not happen. Still hope everything can get better soon! Pray for Indonesia🙏🏻🇲🇨🇸🇬

  8. Thanks for the insightful report of the current situation in indonesia. My heart goes out to the folks in indonesia. Please abide by the safe distancing rules as much as possible to break the transmission links. Its painful but necessary. Stay safe and healthy.

  9. It's not too different from what we're facing in Malaysia.
    Hospitals are overloaded.
    Healthcare workers are tired and overworked.
    Politicians are universally clowns.

  10. Different regions, different stories, different numbers.
    UK doesn't use China's vaccine. The deaths of vaccinated patients are over four thousand for the Alpha variant and 117 for the delta variant between 1feb and 21Jun 2021.

  11. Indunesian been burning their forest and create so much haze yearly, their lunges been badly damaged, CoVid just cause the trigger… Its always people choice to abide our ignored. When they choice to ignore they decide to go happy then get suffers. It can't be helped. They decided their fate when they breach the ban….

  12. NEW YORK—Pfizer Inc plans to ask FDA to authorize a booster dose of its COVID-19 vaccine within the next month, the drugmaker’s top scientist said on Thursday, based on evidence of greater risk of reinfection six months after inoculation and the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.

    Singapore can expect to follow pretty soon. It would be an unending story of needle poking exercise.

  13. Please advise people to take 2gm water soluble vitamin C with zinc at two dividing doses. This combination can successful arrest the entry virus into target cells, hence it reduces the massive flow of severe patients in hospitals..

  14. As the novel coronavirus is spreading fast and threatening the lives of millions of people around the globe, I’ve read stories about people infected with the virus making a full recovery by reciting “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance is good.”

    While I don’t know what the specific mechanism is behind the seemingly miraculous recoveries, I did remember some bacteria experiments that another Falun Dafa practitioner did in her microbiology classes.

    The Two Blank Bacterial Culture Slides

    Deyuan was born in Germany. She was introduced to Falun Dafa, an ancient spiritual discipline, by her parents in 1997. She is currently studying at a medical school in Germany.

    Deyuan said that, in her first microbiology class in college a few years ago, each student was given a few agar slides and asked to put their fingers on the plate to see what bacteria were on their hands. After a few days of culturing in the incubator, most of her classmates’ slides had some bacterial colonies growing on them. But Deyuan’s slide was blank.

    She was puzzled, “I didn’t remember washing my hands before the class. But why didn’t anything growing on it?”

    During the next class, the teacher asked them to test the bacteria on the surface of an object. This time, Deyuan went with a piece of a banknote, which is known to have many microorganisms on it. But to her surprise, her experiment “failed” again – nothing grew on the slide.

    Finally Seeing a Colony

    In her third experiment, each student was required to do a throat or nose swab on themselves and then culture the bacteria on the agar slide. Deyuan chose to do a nose swab.

    This time, she finally saw a bacteria colony on her slide. She was very happy.

    The teacher identified the bacteria species for each student and talked about their bacteria's specific characteristics. While many of her classmates had a similar throat or nose microbiome, the species that Deyuan had, Staphylococcus lugdunensis, was different from all of them.

    While talking about Staphylococcus lugdunensis, her teacher became very excited. He said that it was a newly-discovered species. Although it can cause severe infection in humans, this bacteria is also known to produce a novel antibiotic that can kill another pathogenic species, Staphylococcus aureus.

    The bacteria Staphylococcus aureus is usually found on human skin and nasal passages. Some of the strains, known as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), have been found to be superbugs that carry resistance to some antibiotics.

    In a paper published in the journal Nature in 2016, titled “Human commensals producing a novel antibiotic impair pathogen colonization,” a group of scientists in Germany found that Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus lugdunensis rarely exist in the nose together.

    They also found that a substance produced by Staphylococcus lugdunensis, named as Lugdunin, has the ability to kill MRSA and another type of dangerous bacteria called VRE, or vancomycin-resistant enterococcus.

    The scientists propose that by introducing harmless Lugdunin-forming bacteria, it may be able to prevent deadly infections in patients.

    Positive Energy from Practicing Falun Dafa

    After the three experiments, Deyuan began to wonder why the bacteria she carried was different from her classmates, because they were all exposed to similar microorganisms in the environment.

    Because there has been some research studying the positive energy flowing in a person’s body during meditation, and she also saw the health of many Falun Dafa practitioners she knew improve tremendously after taking up the practice, she wondered if it was the energy from Falun Dafa meditation that changed her microbiome into a more “beneficial” combination.

    If this is the case, maybe this could explain why people infected with the novel coronavirus recovered after reciting “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance is good,” as it may be doing something to their body energy that then killed the viruses.

  15. The delta variant is not from local, is not from people who mudik , but from India. The Indonesian government is not taking enough restriction to Indians who fly to Indonesia during the delta outbrak in India.

  16. This is a Muslim nation where the social norms are different from the societies of the west. How a government deals with their societies may be difficult. I do wish them well.

  17. the most ignorance people ever known, now in the brink of extinction. Even now when death toll increase significantly, they still ignorance about the virus, unbelievable

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