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How canceled events and self-quarantines save lives, in one chart

This is how we all help slow the spread of coronavirus

The main uncertainty in the coronavirus outbreak in the United States now is how big it will get, and how fast. In the past few days, we’ve seen cases jump dramatically; as of March 10, there were more than…

  • Eliza Barclay and Dylan Scott
  • Vox

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Nancy Messonnier told reporters Monday, “many people in the US will at some point, either this year or next, get exposed to this virus.”

According to infectious disease epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch at Harvard, it’s “plausible” that 20 to 60 percent of adults will be infected with Covid-19 disease.

So far, 80 percent of cases globally have been mild, but if the case fatality rate is around 1…

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