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Originally Posted by alo View Post
Will the same number of people eventually be infected, with the precautions being taken just making it a slower process?
I think that is the idea, that we just slow the progress, but not really stop the end result of infections.

Originally Posted by alo View Post
Will the same number of people die, just taking a little longer?
I think the theory is that by slowing down the process, we can keep the hospitals from overflowing. Perhaps we can keep people from dying for lack of access to a ventilator or an ICU bed. So, on that basis, it is possible that fewer people will die. Also, by stretching it out, it is possible that some people will not get it before a vaccine becomes available.
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