Tips for writing popular scientific articles from experts

UNAIR NEWS – One of the keys to the successful publication of popular scientific articles is that they are understandable for the general public. However, in practice, writers sometimes still find it difficult to assemble words that the wider community can accept. In this regard, Universitas Airlangga held a training on how to write popular scientific articles on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Being held virtually, the event presented Markus Sumartomdjon, a journalist of Kontan newspaper. In his presentation, he explained tips for writing popular scientific articles or opinions that could attract the attention of the mass media. Markus explained that an interesting article has an argumentative nature and expresses an opinion or criticism. “An interesting article is to give views, opinions, responses, or criticisms of a real social condition,” he said.

Setting Pandemic Road Map Priorities

Cowd-based economic priority should be avoided as it has the risk of worsening the pandemic — unless we are increasingly insensitive to the COVID-19 incidence and the mortality rate still showing high figures. Controlling the wild COVID-19 pandemic is admittedly not as easy as claimed — the coronavirus is even controlling us. Our entire society, nation and state inevitably have to be further restricted. Households and state budgets also have to be drained in order to survive the invasion of SARS-CoV-2. The aggression of the fiercest Delta variant continues to spread doom. For over a month, since 11 July 2021 the daily death toll has exceeded a 1,000 people a day. Also for a month, our mortality rate has become a world record. Even though — on this year’s 76th National Independence anniversary — new daily case increases declined to 20,741, the death tally remained high, reaching 1,180.

UNAIR Medical Professor gives tips on Self-Isolation at home

UNAIR NEWS – The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has hit Indonesia. The peak of increasing confirmed cases of this second wave will be higher than what happened at the end of January 2021. Therefore, it is important to know information about the right early treatments when infected with Covid-19. Prof. Djoko Santoso dr., Ph.D., Sp.PD.K-GH.FINASIM Professor of Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga (FK UNAIR) said that doing self-isolation properly accompanied by doctor supervision is something that should be done as early treatments. If it is handled incorrectly, self-isolation will lead to family clusters. “Self-isolation at home must be carried out properly to break the chain of transmission. Then it must also be carried out under the supervision of a doctor who plays a role in determining recovery,” said the professor known well as Prof Djoko.

Consistency in Fighting Covid-19

Insensible people who blow Covid-19 conspiracy theories and loath vaccination are few, but loud. It can influence public opinion so that there is distrust in the government's handling of the pandemic. As we are desperately struggling to contain the devastating attack of the Delta variant of Covid-19, Europe is raucously partying in soccer games. Soccer fans are enjoying live broadcast of the Euro Cup 2020 matches with the audience almost filling up the stadium capacity. The spectators cheer and prance, and the majority of them look to be feeling comfortable without masks. To enter the stadium, apart from the tickets, local spectators simply need to show vaccination certificates while foreign nationals must show negative swab test cards. How could this happen? England and Hungary, which are two among a number of the hosting counties of the Europe’s biggest soccer championship, claim to have vaccinated more than 90 percent of their citizens.

Promoting Indonesia’s ‘Red and White’ Vaccine

The issue of vaccine independence arose amid the ongoing tragedy in India, where a second, deadlier wave of COVID-29 has not only paralyzed the local health system but also frightened many other countries. Research for the production of a domestic vaccine, namely the Red and White vaccine, continues to progress. In a bid to smoothly get international recognition, efforts to develop a Red and White vaccine need to be immediately included in the World Health Organization website. Currently our vaccine candidate is not included in the list of 284 vaccine candidates there. The issue of vaccine independence arose amid the ongoing tragedy in India, where a second, deadlier wave of COVID-29 has not only paralyzed the local health system but also frightened many other countries.