“Flatten the curve” is a rallying call for social distancing amid the global Covid-19 pandemic. What curve? What does it mean? Why is flattening important? In a nutshell, the curve refers to the number of patients infected with the novel coronavirus over time. Flattening the curve refers to keeping the number of patients requiring health care low, so that our healthcare system is not overwhelmed. Many people around the world (including me) are sheltering in place under a government ordered quarantine. Staying at home and practicing social distancing are two ways to help flatten the curve. Learn more at today’s selection of recommended websites.