Australia “flattening the COVID-19 curve” means the time to running out of ventilators will be later

If our infection rate continues to slow,as it appears to have been doing over the past few days, there’s a chance our hospital system may cope better with the pandemic than original modelling was showing.
The number of new cases coming in from overseas, and the local spread of infections are both slowing.
This may mean that the Australian capacity for ventilated beds may not hit the wall in mid April as many people had been modelling.
A small ray of sunshine in dark times.

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Dr Lachlan Soper