What happened to just flattening the curve?

why are we suddenly expecting a zero covid rate?

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    "15 days to flatten the curve" changed very quickly.

    What we know now is that it is far less deadly (less than one percent death rate, with 2 million predicted deaths in the United States predicted originally) and that herd immunity is the only thing that is truly going to make it go away. 

    Cases are being counted now rather than deaths, because the death rate is too low to frighten people into Compliance.

  • 4 weeks ago

    IT didn't work.

  • 4 weeks ago

    We're not, although we should be, since Wuhan and New Zealand were able to achieve it.  But we were expecting a decrease in the rate, or at least a stable rate, and instead it's increasing.

  • 4 weeks ago

    The US' curve isn't flattening. It's exponential. It's because there is essentially nothing being done about it - any measures are almost completely useless. Trump is perfectly happy to let Americans die.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Let’s start with getting the cases down.

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