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Old 03-18-2020, 07:34 PM
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Flattening the curve, and now what?

Letís say we successfully flatten the curve, and we avoid the massive run on hospitals we would otherwise have in a couple weeks. Now what? Is the expectation that the disease will disappear for lack of transmission? Or are we expecting that a significant number of us still get it, and we just need that to happen at a more convenient (over a longer period of) time? If, as I suspect, the latter - donít we actually need sufficient continued transmission to keep it going at a preferred rate?