Indonesia had one doctor for every 10,000 people at the onset of the spread of the coronavirus.
Now, there are even fewer, as doctors are dying on the front lines of the pandemic without adequate protective gear.
Indonesia is on track to be one of the next hot spots for COVID-19 cases, and the government’s late response to the pandemic has raised fears of doomsday mortality rates.
Jessica Washington, Al Jazeera’s journalist in Jakarta, joins us to discuss Indonesia’s pandemic response.
Amy Walters produced this episode with Priyanka Tilve, Dina Kesbeh, Ney Alvarez, Alexandra Locke and Malika Bilal. Natalia Aldana is the engagement producer. Stacey Samuel is The Take‘s executive producer, and Graelyn Brashear is Al Jazeera’s head of audio.
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