There can be no more important theme or meme to Covid-19 than "Flattening the Curve". It is what justifies lockdown, the cancellation of democracy, the shutdown of non-government workers ability to earn (without any commensurate sacrifice by government workers). It is in short the Fundamental Premise of Covid-19 Response. So when Johns Hopkins presents an absurd and massively inappropriate definition of 'flattening the curve' that has no regard for science, epidemiology or maths, you have to wonder why they deserve their reputation. Or perhaps the truth is just the first victim in war: but last time I checked, it's not the virus that reads and pays attention to Johns Hopkins.
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