HudsonAlpha COVID-19 series: Flattening the COVID-19 curve

HudsonAlpha COVID-19 series: Flattening the COVID-19 curve
The red line in this graph represents a hypothetical point at which the number of COVID-19 cases would overwhelm the health care system, which would be bad for both COVID-19 patients and those experiencing the usual heath emergencies such as heart attack and stroke. That's why it's so important we try to "flatten the curve," Dr. Neil Lamb explains. (HudsonAlpha)

Part 5 in an eight-part series

The COVID-19 crisis has not only been scary, it has been confusing. The jargon and the conflicting information make understanding difficult. This video series breaks down elements of the coronavirus pandemic into easy to understand language and, most importantly, easy to follow tips to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Today, we look at why flattening the COVID-19 curve is so important and the best way we can help do it.

Shareable Science Beyond The Blog: Flattening The COVID-19 Curve from HudsonAlpha on Vimeo.

Watch the first four installments in this series: What is coronavirus?, Spread and prevention, Timeline and symptoms and Outcomes.

Neil Lamb, Ph.D., is a faculty investigator and vice president for educational outreach at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.

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