Everybody knows that with a global pandemic in full swing, it’s best to stay home.
The reason for this is not as universally understood.
Chances are that you will be exposed to the Coronavirus sometime in 2020. You are not going to avoid this, probably whatever you do. And you don’t need to because that’s not the scary part.
The scary part is if you will be able to get care, if you need it. What “flattening the curve” is all about is trying to ensure that we don’t all get the same sick at the same time, because our healthcare systems will fall apart if that happens.
How likely is it that your local healthcare system will fall apart? The best place to check that out if you’re in the USA is CovidActNow.org
Here’s what it looks like where I live in Utah right now, given the best estimates we have for the next few weeks.