"Flatten The Curve" Has Lept Into Our Lexicon

The phrase "flatten the curve" has lept into our lexicon, from epidemiological obscurity into household name almost overnight. The timeline below shows mentions of the phrase has been scattered since January 1, 2020, before starting to increase measurably on March 7th and 9th, but it was March 11th that the phrase really took off and has increased vertically in the three days since.

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