flatten the curve

The spread can be slowed if people practice social distancing, as it outperforms free-for-all and attempted quarantine. Moreover, extensive social distancing works better than moderate or mild distancing.

Harry Stevens, Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to “flatten the curve”, Washington Post, March 14, 2020.

Original article : https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/corona-simulator/?