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Map of COVID-19 Global Cases as of 10 March 2020 3:53 PM [from Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center — Interactive Map: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/]

Why Rapid Spread of a New Virus Is So Dangerous

Consequences of overwhelming the medical system

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Social distancing slows spread of infection to keep peak number of cases below the capacity of the medical system. [Credit: Nancy R. Gough, BioSerendipity, LLC; This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.]
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Graph of steps take by China to contain COVID-19 in Wuhan. From https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/who-china-joint-mission-on-covid-19-final-report.pdf

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