The Reason Bmkg Use Journal Yet Not Peer Review Corona And Climate Problem

The Reason BMKG Use Journal Yet Not Peer Review Corona and Climate Problem

An Indonesian Red Cross personnel, wearing protective clothing, sprayed disinfectant along the road in a densely populated residential area of flats, amid the spread of the Corona Virus outbreak in Jakarta, April 4, 2020. REUTERS / Willy Kurniawan

An Indonesian Red Cross personnel, wearing protective clothing, sprayed disinfectant along the road in a densely populated residential area of flats, amid the spread of the Corona Virus outbreak in Jakarta, April 4, 2020. REUTERS / Willy Kurniawan

, Jakarta - The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency released a study entitled "Effects of Weather and Climate on the Covid-19 Pandemic". One of his findings, BMKG said the Corona virus is incompatible with tropical climates that have high temperatures and humidity.

In this release BMKG cites a number of studies. However, some of the literature has not been finalized ( peer-reviewed ) such as research from Miguel B. Araujo and Babak Naimi and Dong Chen Jr. and friends. This can be known from the page medrxiv.org.

The Head of the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) Dwikorita Karnawati explained the reason for her use of a number of peer-reviewed scientific literature when analyzing the relationship between Indonesian climate conditions and the spread of the Corona virus.

Dwikorita reasoned that the Corona pandemic was just beginning and not yet over. "So of course there is no peer reviewed literature. Because the peer review process usually takes a long time, several months and even years," he said when contacted by Tempo, Sunday, April 5, 2020.

The analysis conducted by BMKG, according to Dwikorita, is based on available findings. Although the study that BMKG uses is not final, in the realm of science it can be revised and a normal condition. "Hopefully this can be used as a contribution in determining the direction of government policy," he said.

Dwikorita explained the purpose of these literature to contribute thoughts or research results that have not been completed. "Although this literature is partial analysis, perhaps this is indeed possible in this short time, to get a scientific response from the scientific community at large and contribute thoughts in this unusual moment or urgency," he said.

As a comparison, said Dwikorita, the conclusions BMKG wrote related to the relationship of tropical climate with Corona virus are in line with research from Eriko Kudo et al that has been finalized or peer-reviewed under the title: "Low ambient humidity impairs barrier functions and innate resistance against influenza infection".

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