In the United States, we are currently on the trajectory to double COVID-19 cases every 2-5 days. At this rate, there is a significant potential that we will soon overwhelm our healthcare system, placing us in similar situations as Italy and China and leaving the most vulnerable at even higher risk.
We have the power to slow this trajectory and " flatten the curve" by:
1) Practicing " social distancing". Social distancing is the practice of reducing close contact between people to slow the spread of infections or diseases. While it is true that 80% or more of people with COVID-19 will have mild illness, the concern is that those who have mild symptoms or who are asymptomatic may actually be the biggest vectors in unwittingly spreading novel coronavirus to the most vulnerable populations ( the elderly and those with underlying health conditions). Maintain physical distance but stay connected via phone or video chats.
2) Keep our immune system robust and supported :