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Instead of Just Flattening the COVID-19 Curve, Can We 'Crush' It?



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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many Americans have embraced the idea of “flattening the curve,” or slowing the spread of the virus over a number of months so that fewer people become infected and need health care at any given time.

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A key assumption of this strategy is that around the same number of people will eventually be infected with COVID-19, but just over a longer time period. Many models predict this period, which would require intermittent lockdowns, could last well over 18 months.
But one veteran public health scholar says we can take a different path to more swiftly and forcefully bring an end to COVID-19.
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