How many new covid-19 patients per day can the u.s. healthcare system handle? what rate of infection can be supported by current resources? how do we slow down infections below that number?
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Psychiatry 27 years experience
The question is: The question is more of how many patients per day can particular communities, cities or hospitals support per day. Clearly the rates of infection and hospitalization overwhelmed many cities in the US. You slow down infections by cutting transmission - stay at home directives. Use social distancing and masks (possibly gloves). Avoid crowds & unnecessary close interpersonal contact.
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