Coronavirus and flattening the curve: “This is no time to be selfish”
I know these are unsettling times. Nobody likes to feel out of control. I know I don’t. But there are things we can do together to help slow this outbreak, and it all centers around the concept of flattening the curve.
Early on in an epidemic, you see a spike in cases. When that happens, the healthcare system can get totally overwhelmed – not enough healthcare professionals, not enough hospital beds, not enough medical equipment. But if you can somehow do something to “flatten” that curve, to just delay it, then maybe the system won’t get that huge pressure on it and it won’t crack.