Flatten the Curve!
So it turns out, quarantine could be beautiful! At the beginning of quarantine, I saw my college friend Yun William Yu's post about 'Flattening the Curve.' I absolutely loved how his explanation made it feel like a friend was talking to me vs all the other articles other articles I've been seeing...BUT I thought it needed some illustrations-obviously! So we reconnected through a socially distanced approved FaceTime call and worked together –although we haven't seen each other in 10 years since our time at Indiana University!
And here we have a non-mathy, hopefully accessible, summary of some of the mathematical ideas behind Flattening the Curve!