Why is there no patient infected by the Corona virus in Indonesia?

Mudassir Ali
Mar 11, 2020 10:33 AM 0 Answers
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Mudassir Ali
- Mar 11, 2020 10:33 AM

The virus is already in the country, but rendered mostly non-infectious due to the climate. Fomite transmission, aerosol and droplets transmission are limited in a climate with high temperature, humid air, and high UV radiation (they don’t travel far). This is not puzzling at all, it’s a well-known fact.

Flu-like viruses that infect human do not have a good record in Indonesia. In the US or Europe more than 70,000 people died from influenza annually, partly because they have more elderly people. In Indonesia there are more people die of being hit by falling coconuts.

Human carriers of this virus are mostly tourists (from China), and they don’t usually make physical contacts with the locals. This also limits the spread. Now that Indonesia already suspended flights from China, the likelihood of seeing a case is even lower than before, unless there is a sudden surge of tourists from Iran and Italy.

February is already over, that means, the chance that Indonesia will detect 0 cases within the country is even higher. Europe and other temperate regions will see more infections during March which will continue until May when Spring arrives.

However, the response by Indonesian government officials at every departments have been truly awful (unfortunately this is not at all surprising).

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