Graphic: Drew Harris
Flatten the curve =
Wikipedia: Preventing a sharp peak of infections, known as flattening the epidemic curve, keeps healthcare services from being overwhelmed, and also provides more time for a vaccine/treatment to be developed. Spreading the infections over a longer time frame allows healthcare services to better manage the volume of patients.
Flattening the curve worked — until it didn’t
The story behind ‘flatten the curve,’ the defining chart of the coronavirus – Fast Company
Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to “flatten the curve” – Washington Post