In recent days, people are talking about flattening the coronavirus curve. One way to do it is to slow the spread of the virus through community transmission and there are fewer people in need of access to the hospital at the same time. This version of the “flatten the curve” is illustrated by Toby Morris in an article by an infectious disease expert Dr Siouxsie Wiles.
Our aim will be to keep phase two of the epidemic curve as flat as possible, keeping the number of cases reported each day as low as we can. If we can achieve that, it’ll mean we’ll be able to treat everyone who needs treating. We can all help with this by washing our hands regularly, avoiding touching our mouth, nose, and eyes, and staying away from other people when we are sick.