California Governor Newsom reports that Californians are flattening the curve, but the curve is lengthening

In a classic example of good news/bad news, Gov. Newsom reports that Californians are flattening the COVID-19 infection curve but the curve is lengthening.

While outside models predict a peak to the infection curve in mid April, the Governor’s advisors insist that the (flattened) peak will occur in the first half (or so) of May.

Please realize that even after a peak is reached, restrictions will need to remain in place to prevent a resurgence. If the peak is delayed through mid May, then “getting back to normal” is also delayed — whatever “normal” means after COVID-19.

Stay safe, stay healthy — and wash your hands!

Here’s a video of Newsom’s April 7 news conference: