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Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2020 18:48:06 -0700

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On Mar 11, 2020, at 7:12 AM, Peter Carpenter <peterfcarpenter_at_(domainremoved)

"I think the whole notion of flattening the curve is to slow things down so that this doesn’t hit us like a brick wall,” said Michael Mina, associate medical director of clinical microbiology at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “It’s really all borne out of the risk of our health care infrastructure pulling apart at the seams if the virus spreads too quickly and too many people start showing up at the emergency room at any given time.”

"Vespignani, along with colleagues, published a recent modeling study<https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/03/05/science.aba9757> in Science that showed travel restrictions — which the United States has adopted to a degree — only slow spread when combined with public health interventions and individual behavioral change. He’s not convinced that people in the United States comprehend what’s coming.

“I think people are not yet fully understanding the scale of this outbreak and how dangerous it is to downplay,” he said.

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