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Old 03-23-2020, 10:02 AM
Do Not Taunt is offline
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Originally Posted by The Flying Dutchman View Post
But if we flatten the rate of new infections , I'll still be in danger (with proper treatment available) but for a much longer period of time, perhaps for a few more years I hear.
Aside from the other points made around preserving some of the medical capacity by flattening the curve, playing for time gives us a chance to a) learn more about how the coronovirus spreads, b) build up testing capacity - including rapid testing capacity - so that we can isolate only people who are actually infected, and c) potentially develop treatments and vaccines.

This is a great, albeit quite long, article: