Indonesia is ready for "The Last of Us"-style cordyceps epidemic

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Indonesia is ready for "The Last of Us"-style cordyceps epidemic

Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin of Indonesia has stated that the country is ready for a fungal outbreak similar to that depicted in the successful HBO series The Last of Us, which is based on the popular video game of the same name.

The minister spoke to the parliament in Indonesia on January 24 to discuss the show's concept of a mutant Cordyceps pandemic with its roots in Indonesia. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the Indonesian government has opened four new sequencing labs to identify and detect possible virus outbreaks, and now there is a movie on HBO Asia about a global outbreak of fungus-related disease that began in Jakarta, and indeed, the next pandemic could be caused by fungi.

The minister said that the country's testing capacities had expanded from 800 samples per week to 2,700 samples per week and that the laboratories had been upgraded to manage this additional workload.

To sum up, "genome sequencing is vital in detecting our dangers, be it bacteria, viruses, or fungus," he said.

On January 15, HBO released the first episode of its new series The Walking Dead, which tells the story of a smuggler named Joel (Pedro Pascal) who is tasked with escorting a teenager named Ellie (Bella Ramsey) across the zombie-infested United States to a resistance base. The show has received high praise from fans of the videogame and new viewers.

The fungal illness that triggered the zombie apocalypse started in Jakarta, Indonesia, as seen in the second episode, which was broadcast on January 22. A scientist, portrayed by seasoned actress Christine Hakim, advised the Indonesian government to destroy the city in order to keep the virus contained.

Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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