If U.S. doesn’t ‘flatten the curve,’ severe cases of COVID-19 will overrun health system

PBS NewsHour

Mar 16, 2020

Amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, epidemiologists warn that without sufficient protective measures, the number of severe virus cases will spike sharply, which would overwhelm the health system. The practice of social distancing is intended to slow the rise of cases to a manageable rate — or to “flatten the curve.” Dr. Asaf Bitton of Brigham and Women’s Hospital joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.

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