When Will The Covid-19 Pandemic End Viewed By Millennial Generation

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If asked “When will this pandemic end?”, most of those I asked would hope that this pandemic would end soon. They also say that in conveying it, it does not have to have a clear or strong reason that comes from the data.

In my interview, almost all of the millennials interviewed spread optimism against this unsavory news regarding the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Seeing the reality now, that the millennial generation in this digital era is easier to get news than in previous eras. Living in the midst of news that comes confusing and fast, easily captured through their smart phones.

Does it make it easier for them to conclude a news or information, without going through a long and thoughtful procedure, which is more spoiled by things that are instant?

Dominated by answers that have no basis, not a few of the millennial generation also respond positively, some are pessimistic, when asked about when the Covid-19 pandemic will end.

There are also those who rely on the principle of spiritual belief, such as following the appeal according to the hadith of the prophet (if a muslim) that has been narrated. It is also positive in its delivery so that we should surrender to the Almighty.

When will this Covid-19 pandemic end?

“I don’t know, but hopefully by the end of this year we can (learn) face to face again.”

A comment from one of the millennials who joined the tweet when the author conducted a survey from an online site.

“I personally do not or have not been able to give a definite answer. Only God knows and has more power over everything.”

Comments from one of the gen-z or millennials who gave positive comments about this Covid-19 pandemic dilemma.

However, did millennials by answering that make them believe that the Covid-19 pandemic will end soon?

When will this Covid-19 pandemic end?

“In my opinion, the status of the Pandemic (in Indonesia) is still two years away.”

Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus compared the Covid-19 pandemic to the 1918 Spanish Flu at the time, saying that it would take 2 years to contain the outbreak. (Lifestyle.bisnis.com)

Tedros said that technological advances in the current era help or facilitate the care and healing sector in the world in dealing with the virus in a shorter time.

Obviously with more connectivity, the virus has a greater chance of spreading,” he commented, quoted from insider.com

“But at the same time, we also have the technology to stop it and the knowledge to deal with it. So we hope this pandemic is over in less than two years,” he added, who was also quoted on the lifestyle.bisnis.com article page.

“What if the pandemic is still two years away? It’s almost certainly two years from now, here, Covid-19, in my opinion.” said the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Indonesia, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan.

Different views from Tedros, Luhut believes that the Covid-19 pandemic is still 2 years away. The following is also quoted from finance.detik.com:

“That’s after I read the research from experts, this morning I also read one, I’m not an expert, but I read a lot of papers,” said Luhut in Apindo’s Rakerkonas, Tuesday (24/8/2021).

“They (experts) have not seen this pandemic will end quickly,” he added.

For Luhut, even though it felt like this pandemic would be over for a long time, he did not slack off in calling for vaccinations to continue. Although he also shares the view, the efficacy of the vaccine is still not able to suppress the transmission of the virus.

He said the current government was no longer pursuing herd immunity or immunity to the outbreak. The reason is, for him, the efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccine is not 100%. This means, according to Luhut, even though he has been vaccinated, the Covid-19 virus can still infect.

A few quotes from the comments of millennials, who say that they have experience with vaccinations, which for the author is interesting if they are reviewed following the issues being addressed.

“It’s strange, yes, even though it’s been vaccinated, and after two days, one of my friends (in fact) tested positive for Covid-19. And, I laughed, and was confused at the same time.”

From the comments above, it has been illustrated that Luhut’s words are also true, through the unique incident of one of the millennials I interviewed.

Indeed, because of this delta variant, it does not allow us to enter herd immunity, this figure is because the reproduction of delta transmission is 5–8 times stronger. Vaccines that have efficacy are only 60–70%, want Pfizer or something, no one is resistant ,” said Luhut. (finance.detik.com).

More than that, Luhut also continued to chuckle in commenting that the vaccine had little efficacy. He also added that most of the deaths from Covid-19 cases were the result of patients’ congenital diseases.

“I said the efficacy is small, but it’s much better if it’s been vaccinated. The mortality rate for those who have been vaccinated is also small, zero comma, a percentage, there are people who die, but that’s usually people with comorbidities,” flick Luhut.

So what is Comorbid?

According to health.kompas.com, comorbidities are diseases other than Covid-19 suffered by Covid-19 patients.

Or it can be concluded, comorbid is a congenital disease that infects positive victims of Covid-19. Usually, among these diseases are obesity, hypertension, heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, stroke, and so on.

According to data from the Ministry of Health, about 95% of patients with Covid-19 who died or died in East Java Province were patients who had a history of more chronic congenital diseases.

Beyond that, Suara.com when one interruption directly affects the start of the second. Another example, taking diabetes medication continuously can cause kidney failure.

Once again, When will this Covid-19 pandemic end?

“It will not be finished. The Covid-19 pandemic is turned into a business by the government.”

Another comment, regarding how millennial generation children assess the pandemic which has recently been almost 2 years old.

Republika.co.id — Recently, videos and narratives have been circulating on social media regarding the suspicions of a number of parties regarding the existence of a conspiracy behind COVID-19. One of them is this pandemic from China’s secret biological weapons program.

Another theory reveals, a scientist named Dr. Judy Mikovits, said the Covid-19 pandemic was deliberately created by large pharmaceutical companies. Businessman Bill Gates and the World Health Organization (WHO), have been accused of being the culprits in the spread of Covid-19.

Then, how do domestic parties respond to the existence of conspiracy theories regarding the Covid-19 pandemic?

Following the quote, Republika.co.id, a virus researcher from the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Hasanuddin University, Dr. Rizalinda Syahril said that there was no evidence regarding the (news) yet.

“Me and other researchers agree that there is no evidence to support the conspiracy. There are several videos and narrations on Whatsapp that express suspicion of a conspiracy. This can happen, but we don’t have any evidence,” he said, as reported by Republika.co.id.

In Conclusion

“The more cases (positive numbers), the more (more) hospitals get funding.”

Continued cynical comments regarding the case of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Then, the author asks again, can conspiracies or theories that are without foundation, wisely, be the basis for millennials in having opinions?

In any case, we should be wiser in conveying or receiving news or in any form.

We, the millennial generation or generation z, are supposed to be role models for the next generation. Not even that we are overwhelmed by news easily, we become negligent in responding, also less concerned when digesting good or bad news.

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Student of Indonesian Education Department.

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