The purpose of flattening the curve is to make sure the number of people requiring hospitalization including ICU does not overwhelm the system. Assuming that patients will receive the same quality of treatment in that case, there is no benefit for flattening the curve further. Unless we get a vaccine, the majority of people will get the virus. Those that will die from it because of underlining conditions will die unless they are isolated until there is a vaccine. Once we get to 60 or 70% infected, the virus will decline as the R.0 will be less than 1. Knowing how many people are infected is very important and requires reliable antibody testing.
In Israel, where I live, 90% of deaths to individuals with underlining conditions. The majority of cases are in individuals over 65 but that is because they have more underlining conditions. However, many people older than that, are healthy and will survive the virus.
To the extent that you can control what segment of the population gets infected, you would want to start with the youngest. Israel is going to open up kindergarten’ for that reason. The parents of the children will infect each other but they are young. Most young children do not live with a grandparent present. The more people infected, the lower the rate of infection. So as we exit here, we will see a spike I would guess and then a gradual reduction as herb immunity impacts the rate of infection.
I am happy to report that I have been able to influence a few of our major hospitals to use cPAP on sedated patients to prevent severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea.