Staying home all the time is hard, is it really worth the effort?
Emphatically YES! There are numerous articles now describing how aggressive social distancing is our best chance at “flattening the curve” and limiting the overwhelming crush on our health care system. Read more here. This piece shows how adding aggressive social distancing measures can reduce the COVID-19 case load very significantly. Another very compelling piece, including interactive charts, suggests that by using aggressive (versus moderate) social distancing interventions, the peak case load can be reduced from 3.1 million cases to 533,000. This is HUGE.