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Why is the curve being flattened?

Why is the curve being flattened?

The curve being flattened is the epidemic curve, a visual representation of the number of infected people needing health care over time. During an epidemic, a health care system can break down when the number of people infected exceeds the capability of the health care system’s ability to take care of them.

What does flattening the covid-19 curve mean?

Flattening the curve refers to when methods like large-scale testing, quarantining of infected individuals and social distancing are used to decrease the number of daily new COVID-19 cases. The aim is to reduce overall infections and keep cases at a number the health-care system can manage.

How can we flatten the health care curve?

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In March 2020, UC Berkeley Economics and Law professor Aaron Edlin commented that ongoing massive efforts to flatten the curve supported by trillions dollars emergency package should be matched by equal efforts to raise the line and increase health care capacity.

Is Puerto Rico flattening the curve?

According to The Nation, territories with weak finances and health care capacity such as Puerto Rico face an uphill battle to raise the line, and therefore a higher imperative pressure to flatten the curve.

What is meant by flattening the curve of the epidemic?

Flattening the curve means slowing the spread of the epidemic so that the peak number of people requiring care at a time is reduced, and the health care system does not exceed its capacity. Flattening the curve relies on mitigation techniques such as hand washing, use of face masks and social distancing.

What city has successfully flattened the curve of the Earth?

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The city, now known for its towering Gateway Arch, had successfully flattened the curve. Originally published on Live Science. Brandon Specktor writes about the science of everyday life for Live Science, and previously for Reader’s Digest magazine, where he served as an editor for five years.

Is a flatter curve better for your health?

The flatter, lower curve is a much better one – but it will take working together to make it happen, says Markel, who’s the director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the U-M Medical School. Like Podcasts? Add the Michigan Medicine News Break to your Alexa-enabled device or subscribe for daily updates on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher.