We quantify flattening the curve under the assumption of a soft quarantine in the spread of a contagious viral disease in a society. In particular, the maximum daily infection rate is expected to drop by twice the percentage drop in the virus reproduction number. The same percentage drop is expected for the maximum daily hospitalization or fatality rate. A formula for the expected maximum daily fatality rate is given.
Zizler, Peter and Sobhanzadeh, Mandana
"Flattening the Curve,"
The Mathematics Enthusiast: Vol. 18
, Article 20.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umt.edu/tme/vol18/iss1/20