Flatten the Curve is tackling the challenge that The Netherlands faces right now:
We accept the scenario that at least 60% of the population will be infected with the virus, so we can build up herd immunity.
However, we have to accomplish this is a controlled fashion, without causing a peak in hospitalisations. This is why the curve (the line that leads to a peak) needs to be flattened as much as possible.
That is exactly the intent of this app: to make it possible for as many people as possible to stay home.
That includes vulnerable and sick people, but in reality, it includes everybody. The more people can lessen the burden of others, the more we can build up the herd immunity in a controlled fashion.
Let's focus on the people close to us. Let's work together, not just as a country but particularly as a local community.
We hope to support all the amazing people who are already standing in line to contribute.
Are you or do you know someone who cannot or does not want to leave the house?
Email whatever you need to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your request will be featured in the Rest app.
People in your neighbourhood are ready to help.
Together we stand strong!
The Rest Team