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In an attempt to contain the spread of the SARS-Cov-2 virus, social distancing has been the norm. With the COVID-19 pandemic fastly crawling to every corner, social distancing needs to morph into stricter forms: self-isolation, house quarantine, territorial quarantine, and even lockdown. But enforcement, as it turns out, proves very complicated. The stampede in India is a case in point. As the health crisis turns into an economic crisis, most of the poor can not even afford to comply with distancing policies. In this webinar, the third in our series covering the COVID-19 pandemic, we invite epidemiologist Pandu Riono from Universitas Indonesia to talk about the social distancing intervention controversy in Indonesia. Next, we will listen to economist Manoj Pandey from ANU/UPNG about the pros and cons of lockdown policy in India. Finally, health and medicine scholar I Nyoman Sutarsa from ANU College of Health and Medicine will discuss the implication of restriction policies to the poor and possible ways to balance the tension between public health risk and economic risk.
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