December 3, 2021

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Flattening The Curve of Coronavirus Infections

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Our message on coronavirus so far has been, "don’t panic." For the vast majority of individuals, coronavirus is not an existential threat. However, the rapid rate of the virus’s spread has the potential to overwhelm our health system and cause a LOT of problems.

Sources:

What does the coronavirus mean for the U.S. health care system? Some simple math offers alarming answers


https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/outbreaks/investigating-outbreaks/epi-curves.html
https://www.vox.com/2020/3/10/21171217/coronavirus-covid-19-italy-hospitals
https://data.oecd.org/healtheqt/hospital-beds.htm
http://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/resources/COVID-19/200214-VentilatorAvailability-factsheet.pdf
http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/sites/default/files/public/php/185/185_factsheet_social_distancing.pdf

Related HCT episodes:
1. Coronavirus Update: March 2020 – https://youtu.be/aHXNVN7vQbg

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