July 11, 2020, 02.22 AM

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Third, natural immunity build-up after a large proportion of human beings have been infected by the Covid-19 virus.

On the matter of a Covid-19 drug, Dicky Budiman is optimistic that it will be found by the end of 2020 or early 2021.

The likelihood of a Covid-19 vaccine discovery is estimated at mid- or end-2021, however, his approximation is at the quickest, early to mid-2021.

Dicky expressed concern that the Indonesian government’s policies coupled with a significant number of people who ignore Covid-19 health protocols will affect the number of potential new positive cases as well as casualties.

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The July-September period is what he considers the dangerous phase as it is the easing of lockdown restrictions by the government.

“Especially because this is the process when exponential transmission happens from time to time. In the end, the transmission will reach the vulnerable groups or those with pre-existing conditions,” Dicky said.

As such, he warns that there will be an increasing number of people with medium to severe symptoms.

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