JAKARTA - Raffi Ahmad is becoming a public "monthly" as a result of being involved in crowding activities without wearing a mask. In fact, Raffi was appointed by the government to become a young influencer who has undergone the COVID-19 vaccination.
Seeing this, an epidemiologist from the University of Indonesia, Tri Yunis Miko Wahyono, assessed that Raffi's neglect of undergoing health protocols after being vaccinated was the government's fault.
The government, according to Miko, lacks education and outreach to the public, particularly public figures who can influence many people.
"This is the fault of the government which does not disseminate information to the first vaccinated figures to increase public confidence. There are many things that need to be addressed, both education to the public and the threat of spreading COVID-19 which is increasingly widespread," Miko told VOI, Thursday, January 14. .
According to Miko, Raffi's action of following a large crowd of people and removing his mask, according to Miko, shows signs that he as a public figure does not yet fully understand that a person does not necessarily get immunity after receiving a vaccine.
"Raffi thinks he is immune, yes. Even though the possibility of being immune is only 65 percent. After all, he has only been vaccinated once. If vaccination must be twice with an interval of 14 days. There must be the potential for infection if he huddles around and does not wear a mask," explained Miko.
As is known, Raffi Ahmad became a representative of the millennial generation as a recipient of the COVID-19 vaccine with President Joko Widodo on Wednesday, January 13. However, a few hours after receiving the vaccine Raffi suddenly became a hot topic on social media after circulating photos of him coming to an event without wearing a mask.
In the screenshots of IG Stories circulating on social media, Raffi takes a photo with Anya Geraldine, Nagita Slavina, and Gading Marten, without wearing a mask.
The upload provoked a number of comments, including from actress and singer Sherina Munaf. Sherina, who previously uploaded the story of her husband who had to isolate himself due to close contact with people with COVID-19, regretted Raffi's actions.
Sherina said that Raffi Ahmad as the recipient of the first COVID-19 vaccine should be a good example of implementing health protocols.
"Hello Raffi Ahmad, after being vaccinated does not mean wandering around in a crowd. You were chosen for the initial quota of vaccines because there were many followers. For the same reason, please consistently set a good example. Please you can do better than this. Your followers are counting on you, "Sherina Munaf wrote in a tweet on her Twitter account, quoted Thursday.
Realizing that he had made a scene, Raffi Ahmad uploaded a video of apologies and clarifications on his personal Instagram @ raffinagita1717.
"Regarding the incident last night, where I was seen gathering with friends without a mask and without keeping a distance, first I apologize profusely to the President of the Republic of Indonesia Mr. @jokowi, the Presidential Secretariat, KPCPEN, and also to all Indonesian people for this incident. , "said Raffi Ahmad.
Raffi Ahmad did not try to justify his swarming actions. He admitted to being careless and apologized for upsetting the public.
"To be honest, last night's incident was purely due to my negligence, because of my mistake. In the future I will adhere more to the 3M health protocol (wearing masks, keeping distance, washing hands). I also hope that my friends and all Indonesian people will continue to carry out health protocols. "Even though vaccinations are ongoing. Vaccines and health protocols are one unit," he added.
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