Flattening A Pandemic’s Curve: Why Staying Home Now Can Save Lives

Flattening A Pandemic’s Curve: Why Staying Home Now Can Save Lives

In a widely shared graphic, a tan curve represents a scenario without social distancing measures and where the U.S. hospital system becomes inundated with coronavirus patients.

From school closures to event cancellations, the disruptions are real — and vital. It’s all to slow the spread of coronavirus, so hospitals don’t get so overwhelmed that they can’t treat the sickest.

(Image credit: Connie Hanzhang Jin/NPR)

Read more: npr.org

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