Here’s what is meant by mitigating and flattening the curve.
COVID-19 has between a 5 and 20% hospitalization rate for severe symptoms. If it infected as many people in the U.S. as influenza we would be looking at a minimum of 1.7 million people in need of hospitalization — and not just for a few days.
No country in the world is prepared to take on this kind of caseload quickly.(more…)