And of course, the really frustrating aspect of "flattening the curve" is that hospitals and the medical profession does not seem to have taken advantage of it, which was the entire purpose. As soon as cases started going up again 7 MONTHS LATER, we get immediate claims of hospitals being overloaded. What have they been doing for the last 7 months? The goal was to use the time where the curve was flattened to increase supplies, resources and capacity. That does not seem to have been done.
Cue the medical profession fans ("they are heroes!") and Trump bashers, with meritless arguments. The medical profession is inept, incompetent, and populated by fraudsters.
Are you familiar with information technology? There is a concept in IT called "scaling up". If you only have two servers that are responsible for running a website, there is a certain cost associated with operating those two servers per year. These two servers may be perfectly capable of handling normal day-to-day traffic for that website. If, however, there is a sudden, temporary worldwide interest in your website for a few days due to some news, that increased traffic will crash your two servers and your website goes down.
So what are you supposed to do? Are you supposed to have 100 servers sitting there waiting for such an event, with 98 of them idle until such an event happens? There would be a very large cost associated with acquiring and maintaining those 98 servers. But you would have the ability to "scale up" in the event of a traffic spike.
Are you understanding the analogy here?