WATCH — What is flattening the curve?

Mydel Antolin
Story by Mydel Antolin • CBC Kids News • Published 2020-03-18 07:44

We still might get sick, but not all at once

Health officials keep talking about flattening the curve.

Charlotte and Jimmy Greig, from Guelph, Ont., wanted to know what that means.

Basically, it means people still get sick with the coronavirus, but over a longer period of time instead of all at once.

That way, doctors are able to treat everyone who needs help, instead of having to deal with a whole bunch of patients at the same time.

And it’s within our control, if we practise social distancing.

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Mydel Antolin
Mydel Antolin
CBC Kids News Contributor
Mydel Antolin is an ambitious and enthusiastic 16-year-old from Toronto. Aside from being a CBC Kids News contributor, Mydel enjoys posting fun content on her personal YouTube channel, playing instruments such as the piano and guitar and being an advocate for mental health and women’s empowerment. Mydel is also an aspiring actress who has landed roles in various musical productions including Asaka in Once On This Island and Miss Honey in Matilda.

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