For about the fortieth time, the flattening of the curve is NOT designed to mean less people will get Covid-19. The flattening is to try to prevent very high infection peaks when a LOT of people get Covid at the same time thus making the NHS run out of beds and intensive care gear.
I think everyone understands that. However it is flattening A curve, not flattening THE curve
It’s a valid concern as to where we go from this point. Permanent on/off lockdown until (if) and vaccine is discovered and mass produced? That will devastate the economy and drive people nuts
If we spend the next couple of months in lockdown and then come out again - other than being better prepared, with the NHS Better funded/equipped - we’re back at square 1 really. There won’t be any herd immunity as those who have had it as a percentage is still tiny. Maybe just being better prepared is as good as we can hope for