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The Hidden Consequences of Flattening the Curve

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Roberto Martinez

Almost overnight, "flatten the curve" became a national motto. This week on Petrie Dish, TPR's weekly podcast about the coronavirus, we unpack the origins of that phrase with a public health expert who helped popularize it. And, we hear from reporters across Texas about some of the negative consequences of quarantine, from a spike in domestic violence reports to the relocation of migrants in camps along the U.S.-Mexico border. 

Email us your questions about the virus or tell us how you're doing: Petriedish@tpr.org. You can subscribe to new episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Bonnie Petrie can be reached at Bonnie@TPR.org and on Twitter at @kbonniepetrie. TPR was founded by and is supported by our community. If you value our commitment to the highest standards of responsible journalism and are able to do so, please consider making your gift of support today.